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  • Summary: The first release for French artist Cecile Schott since 2007’s Les Ondes Silencieuses was self-produced.
  • Record Label: Second Language
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Post-Rock
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  1. May 23, 2013
    90
    A creative leap forward doesn’t always have to mean changing your entire identity, and few albums show that as lucidly as The Weighing of the Heart.
  2. May 31, 2013
    80
    Schott's work here takes you to all sorts of places while all the while keeping your focus firmly hooked on the music, this beautiful music, at hand.
  3. May 23, 2013
    80
    For all of the new developments (major-key melodies and upbeat tempos and rhythms), Schott's skill at fashioning held-breath drama remains undimmed.
  4. Jun 5, 2013
    80
    Each compositional element is perfectly judged, not a note wasted, and it's very beautiful indeed. [Jun 2013, p.61]
  5. May 23, 2013
    70
    The Weighing Of The Heart marks a fresh start for Schott, whose decision to sing brings a warmth and intimacy to her music-box miniatures. [Jul 2013, p.73]
  6. May 23, 2013
    60
    The Weighing Of The Heart puts Shott's breathy yet deceptively resilient voice to work in the service of her music with a disciplined playfulness worthy of kindred spirits Juana Molina and Alexander tucker. [Jun 2013, p.94]
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    60
    Though the structures are still experimental, there's enough gentle rhythm and memorable refrains here to keep it grounded and gorgeous. [Jul 2013, p.100]
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