My last few album reviews have been lengthy and in-depth, but I'll try to keep this one a bit lighter. Tall Heights is a duo comprised of guitarist Tim Harrington and cellist Paul Wright. Both of these musicians sing, and their dual vocal harmonies, coupled with minimalist folk instrumentals, form the basis of their musical style. Just last month, the band released their sophomore album, Neptune.
First things first: Longtime fans of Tall Heights will be pleased to note that the band's core sound has not been dramatically altered after signing to a major label (Sony Masterworks). Instead, the band has clearly taken advantage of the opportunities that their newfound benefactors have afforded them. This means that they sound tighter, have explored new musical frontiers, and added a depth to their sound that wasn't present prior to this album. Check out one of their older songs, "To Be Young", for a comparison:
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