Release Date: May 3, 2005
Record label: Upper Class
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
Matthew Hart's third album as the Russian Futurists, Our Thickness offers more of his bedroom-recorded symphonic pop, albeit with a little more focus and polish than his earlier work had. Hart's way with pop melodies and intricate, largely electronic arrangements have drawn fairly accurate comparisons to Magnetic Fields, but the Russian Futurists' music is even more similar to the work of Rob Crow's Optiganally Yours project; both feature quirky yet oddly elegant arrangements and sweet, boyish vocals. Not that Hart's music is derivative -- after all, not too many songs feature swanky pianos and honking Canadian geese, but "Our Pen's Out of Ink" begins with both.