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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the London-based "cosmic" country artist from Atlanta was written over three years with his wife, Alana Pagnutti.
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  1. Mar 9, 2020
    90
    This is very lush, star-lit country music that is practically breathtaking in the moment while transcending the typical boundaries of the genre. It's about time.
  2. Mar 5, 2020
    80
    Starmaker is a world unbound by time and gravity, a fantasy borne of solar winds. If this is where country music is headed, we should all be so lucky to be invited along for the journey.
  3. Mar 5, 2020
    80
    Starmaker is a joy from start to finish. Together, each song on this debut album supports Honey Harper’s ambition to bring his cosmic country into a wider setting and he does it with currency and aesthetics.
  4. Mojo
    Mar 5, 2020
    80
    Arranged with exquisite care, not a swooning backing vocal, Gram Parsons echo or Brian Eeno-influenced synthesizer out of place. [Apr 2020, p.89]
  5. Mar 13, 2020
    80
    Starmaker is a subtle, yet quietly powerful record that feels like it's been hiding in your record collection for decades, just waiting for the right rainy day to make itself known.
  6. Uncut
    Mar 5, 2020
    80
    Every note of this album is saturated with a very particular melancholy that keeps these spacey songs closely anchored to the earth. [Apr 2020, p.28]
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  1. Mar 18, 2020
    5
    Gram Parsons with synths, a cant miss talent. An extremely strong debut, well written and thematically dreamy to its core. Flutes, strings,Gram Parsons with synths, a cant miss talent. An extremely strong debut, well written and thematically dreamy to its core. Flutes, strings, steel guitar and synths float in and out over breathless vocals and gentle melodies Expand