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updated 05/10/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/10/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Sarah Harmer

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Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer finds beauty in the details: a lover who's standing in the "Greeting Card Aisle," the way arms swing like "Pendulums," how the moon lights up a "Silver Road." It's this attention to all the fine particulars that brings such nuance to Harmer's subtle, soothing folk-pop. Her new CD, which was recorded at her Ontario home, has an intimate feel, with Harmer playing many of the instruments, including guitar, drums, bass and keyboards. Harmer's pure, true vocals cast a soft glow throughout, from the lightly rocking "Almost" to the country-accented "Dandelions in Bullet Holes" to the sweet closing lullaby "Go to Sleep."

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