"an expertly tailored, absurdist fuck-you to the rom-com, and a ringing endorsement for the symbiosis of

editor Kyle Blair-Henderson and composer Michael Sempert."

---  Vulture

 

"An inward survey of those intricate expanses between ourselves and others."

---  Impose

"This is a track I put on repeat and imagine a different story for each play through. It feels like a science fiction story put into music, and I have the pleasure of deciphering it."

--- New Classic LA

 

"To put it bluntly, I don’t know of a more talented songwriter in the Bay Area"

SF Station

 

"Like a high-concept mashup of two of the slickest eras of pop production... ebullient"
— Pitchfork

 

"Synthesizer crescendos create a lonesome soundscape"

NPR

 

"LEGENDARY"

Lyfstyl Music

 

"So gorgeous I find myself playing it over and over again… Lulls you into magic"
— Futuresounds

 

"Linear forms with an emotional pop arc."

Impose

 

"High fidelity on both an intimate and epic scale."

Ghettoblaster Magazine

 

"An absolute stunner."

The Bay Bridged

 

"Epic art pop"

— Dazed Digital

 

"Ripe with the flickering, rare magic"

Daytrotter

 

"Beautiful... eloquent"

— Friends With Both Arms

 

"Awesome...and wildly unsettling"

The Fader

 

“A little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, a little bit electronic and all kinds of intriguing pop.”
— The Onion AV Club

 

"Brilliant"

7x7

 

"When Neil Young discovered the synthesizer, he made Trans.  San Francisco's Birds & Batteries demonstrate another — dare we say better? — way that combination could have worked."

Rollingstone.com
 

 

 

 

 

© 2018 Michael Sempert 

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