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Seconds, Allyson / Little World
Album:Little World Collection:General
Artist:Seconds, Allyson Added:12/2016
Label:Beehive Records 

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Add Date:2016-12-21 Pull Date:2017-02-22 
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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2016-12-15 
“Little World” Allyson Seconds
Indie psych-rock and power pop with a generous dose of California sunshine from Sacramento artist, Allyson Seconds. The songs are well written and produced by Anton Barbeau, who also performs as a multi-instrumentalist on the album. Other players include Allyson’s husband, Kevin, of the hardcore punk band, 7 Seconds; Colin Moulding of XTC; Kimberley Rew of Katrina & the Waves; Nick Saloman of Bevis Frond; and Karla Kane of The Corner Laughers. The melodies have a Beatles-like intricacy and feeling in places.
— Francis

Recommended: 3, 1, 5, 7, 11, 8. FCC on Track 12.

1. (3:38) Little World – Rapid drumbox beat and pulsing fuzz bass. Electric piano. Harmonized lead vocals. Simple, toe-tapping melody. Scratchy guitar solo in lead break. ****
2. (3:15) Sun Don’t Shine – Helicopter effects open. Psychedelic trappings throughout, running counter to Seconds’ sweet vocals. Wall of fuzzy guitars. The Haight in the 1960s.
3. (4:04) Dust Beneath My Wings – Catchy, melodic tune. Layers of noise added to Wurlitzer organ, guitar and strings. Earnest vocals. Very Beatles-like here. ****
4. (3:49) Your Velvet Year – Smooth, soft and flowing with synth strings.
5. (4:11) Octagon – Sunny ballad. Harmonized lead vocals over electric piano. Crunchy guitar solo in lead break. ***
6. (4:21) Summer of Gold — Swaying, rolling melody. Shimmering Mellotron and organ.
7. (4:28) Great Blue Heron – Mysterious. Multiple musical layers including 12-string guitar, bouzouki, organ, and strings. Middle Eastern flavor in places. ***
8. (4:05) Eye Kinda – Disarmingly simple pop ditty. Tinkling piano. Smiling vocals. Big 12-string in lead break. ***
9. (2:39) Ono Waltz – Piano-based pop stylings with lilting vocals.
10. (2:09) Burning Burning – Short, shimmering melody. Whirling effects. Strummed acoustic guitar.
11. (3:14) Apples Are Falling – Stately tempo. Acoustic guitar throughout. Another Beatles-like tune. Weighty, but warm vocals. Trumpet solo in lead break. (You can hear the falling apples at the start — gravity in action.) ***
12. (0:43) Little World (Reprise) – Very brief flashback to opening track — fades in and fades out. FCC: “shit”

Track Listing
1.Little World 7.Great Blue Heron
2.Sun Don't Shine 8.Eye Kinda
3.Dust Beneath My Wings 9.Ono Waltz
4.Your Velvet Year 10.Burning Burning
5.Octagon 11.Apples Are Falling
6.Summer Of Gold 12.Little World (Reprise)