Here are the names of the arrangers who helped realize the brass and reeds on “Love This Giant,” the joint album by David Byrne and Annie Clark (who performs as St. Vincent): Tony Finno, Kelly Pratt, Lenny Pickett and Ken Thomson. Mr. Byrne and Ms. Clark e-mailed them ideas for horn parts, written with Logic software; in at least one case the arrangers wrote some transitions as well.
Why list them? They helped move the record toward what it is. It’s not just the sheer amount of brass and reeds in middle to low range — including trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium and baritone saxophone — that shapes this album in rhythm, harmony and timbre. (The programmed drums here, by comparison, are much less interesting.) But it’s how elegantly they’re used, in overlapping hunks, with careful dissonance and blindsiding rushes.