heaven smile is the recording name of new york singer/songwriter and bedroom recording artist daniel moro. he makes introspective, literary folk music with fairly minimal production. on his latest album 'the veins of love', it's mostly fingerpicked guitar and his voice, which sounds pleasant but also as if it is carrying a heavy burden of sorrow.
the addition of midi strings to some of the tunes adds a perfect touch of drama without overwhelming the simple sonic atmospheres that his lyrical confessions inhabit. there are more experimental touches, such as sampled dialogue from movies and reverby electric guitars, but they are used sparingly.
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