Personnel: Robert Perlick-Molinari (French horn); Tim McCoy (drums).
Audio Mixers: Paul Hammer; Gary Atturio.
Recording information: Red Gate Studio, Holmes, NY.
N.Y.C. duo Savoir Adore don't exactly break any new ground on their second album, Our Nature. The glittery disco beats meet dream pop meets new wave sound is one that many bands have tried on for size. Friendly Fires, for one. Cut Copy, another. The duo of Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro manage to give that well-worn template a little twist on the album thanks to their wide-eyed innocence and male-female vocal harmonies. The best songs on the album, like "Loveliest Creature" and "Empire of Light," have a light-as-air quality and some pretty sharp hooks, sharp as anything on a Friendly Fires album. Elsewhere, "Speed Bump" is a nice New Order pastiche with very cute vocals from Muro, and "Sea of Gold" sounds like a solid Thompson Twins album track. ~ Tim Sendra