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free music friday: music for your heart

fmf_musicforyourheart1Music For Your Heart
‘The One’

German-born artist Sandra Zettpunkt has a rich, patchwork-quilted CV of musical experience dating back to the late 1980s, drumming for various bands including The Legendary Bang, Die Fünf Freunde, Camping and Kajak, and a decade of radio DJing with her brother Patrick. Now operating solo under the banner of Music For Your Heart from her base in Bern, Switzerland, Sandra’s multi-instrumental skills serve her well on debut album Turning Marvel, released October 5th through her own label Sunday Service (seemingly named after her radio show). Despite such strong DIY credentials, the album boasts some star assistance: recording was overseen by Raymond McGinley of Teenage Fanclub, while Shellac’s Bob Weston added the mastering touches and Volker Zander of Calexico contributes double bass.

While some of Turning Marvel is sung in her native tongue, ‘The One’ finds Sandra’s sweet, black-coffee vocals neatly toned in English. Her own tag of ‘downtempo pop’ is a useful gauge, as the track radiates with radio-friendly sensibilities and an inviting warmth that’s somewhat at odds with her press release mentions of Cat Power, Nico and Slint. Steady, ticking, closed hi-hat beats and clean, friendly electric guitar chords melt around her husky lyrics with an easy charm. A promising tease from an interest-piquing artist. MP3 after the jump.


Turning Marvel
01 Unwound
02 Her Blue Dots Theory
03 The One
04 Embrace The Change
05 The Sky Seems Lower Than Before
06 An Evening With
07 Steve McQueen
08 Gleaming Hearts
09 Another Day, Another Dawn
10 So Nah
11 Insight Into
12 When The Night Begins

FREE MP3: Music For Your Heart, ‘The One’

visit Sandra on Myspace



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