CD Review: The Postmarks, Memoirs at the End of the World

Orchestral swells of strings and horns provide rich texture while all manner of other instruments add tasteful adornment — a trill of theramin, the spaghetti western strum of baritone guitar, the sweet bell-like tones of a hammered dulcimer, the organic rhythms of vibraphone, timpani and other symphonic percussion, all amidst dreamy surreal moments of blissfully swaying music that builds slowly and ends softly.


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With singer Tim Yehezkely’s girlishly sweet, breathy opening vocals in “No One Said It Would Be Easy,” The Postmarks introduce their latest turn: cinematic pop fit for a 007 soundtrack from the late ‘60s, subject matter ranging from saving the world to saving a girl to the “Lucky Charm” paramour who keeps his lady safe from harm (“Dangerous explosives all disarm / whenever you are on my arm”). Memoirs at the End of the World dazzles with drama and effortless elegance, a near-dozen guest musicians joining the Miami trio and giving the album its luscious sound.

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