Heartleap

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Heartleap
Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap.jpg
Studio album by
Released6 October 2014
Recorded2007-2014
GenrePsychedelic folk, freak folk
Length34:42
LabelFatCat
ProducerVashti Bunyan
Vashti Bunyan chronology
Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind – Singles and Demos 1964 to 1967
(2007)
Heartleap
(2014)

Heartleap is the third studio album by Vashti Bunyan, released on October 6, 2014, in the UK on FatCat Records and October 7 in the U.S. via DiCristina. First announced in June, Heartleap was accompanied by a statement where Bunyan wrote, "The whole point of the album was finally to learn a way that would enable me to record the music that is in my head, by myself. I neither read nor write music, nor can I play piano with more than one hand at a time, but I have loved being able to work it all out for myself and make it sound the way I wanted. I've built these songs over years. The album wouldn't have happened any other way."[1]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(82/100)[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork Media(7.8/10)[3]
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The Line of Best Fit(8.5/10)[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
The 405(8.5/10)[7]
musicOMH4/5 stars[8]
Record Collector4/5 stars[9]
Dusted Magazine(Very Favourable)[10]
No Ripchord(8/10)[11]
Clash(7/10)[12]
PopMatters(7/10)[13]
The Quietus(Favourable)[14]
Unrecorded(84/100)[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written, arranged and produced by Vashti Bunyan, except arrangement of strings in "Across the Water", improvised by Fiona Brice and Ian Burdge.

No.TitleLength
1."Across the Water"3:48
2."Holy Smoke"4:48
3."Mother"3:30
4."Jellyfish"3:42
5."Shell"4:08
6."The Boy"1:40
7."Gunpowder"3:04
8."Blue Shed"2:11
9."Here"3:18
10."Heartleap"4:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Vashti Bunyan - Guitars, synth, producer, vocals, arrangements, piano, dulcitone
  • Martin Korth - Mixing
  • Mandy Parnell - Mastering
  • Whyn Lewis - Cover painting
  • dlt - Design and layout
  • Fiona Brice - Strings, violin
  • Ian Burdge - Strings, cello
  • Gillon Cameron - Strings, violin
  • Jo Mango - Kalimba, flute
  • Gareth Dickson - Guitars
  • Andy Cabic - Guitars, vocals
  • Devendra Banhart - Vocals
  • Ian Wilson - Recorder, saxophone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gordon, Jeremy (2 July 2014). "Vashti Bunyan Says New Album Will Be Her Last". Pitchfork Media. Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Heartleap - Vashti Bunyan". Metacritic. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. ^ Richardson, Mark. "Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Heartleap - Vashti Bunyan". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  5. ^ Godley, Simon. "Heartleap - Vashti Bunyan". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  6. ^ Denselow, Robin. "Heartleap - Vashti Bunyan". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  7. ^ Greer, Jonathan. "Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap". The 405. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  8. ^ Paton, Daniel. "Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap". musicOMH. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  9. ^ Atkins, Jamie. "Heartleap - Record Collector". Record Collector. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  10. ^ Kelly, Jennifer. "Vashti Bunyan — Heartleap". Dusted Magazine.
  11. ^ Rodriguez, Juan. "Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap". No Ripchord. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  12. ^ Hampson, Gemma. "Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap". Clash. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  13. ^ Risch, Eric. "Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap". PopMatters. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  14. ^ Parkhill, Chad. "Vashti Bunyan - HEARTLEAP". The Quietus. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  15. ^ Abraham, Barnabas. "Vashti Bunyan - Heartleap". Unrecorded. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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