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Mother Falcon / Alhambra
Album:Alhambra Collection:General
Artist:Mother Falcon Added:01/2012

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Add Date:2012-08-05 Pull Date:2012-10-07 
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Album Review
Reviewed 2012-07-15 
The band is basically a chamber orchestra with singers. Reminds me of Local Natives or Fleet Foxes occasionally. Experiments with different styles and tunes. All good. My favorites are 7, 5, 12, 10, 1+2. FCC clean.

*1. Overture (2:11)- Strings building up to an ultimatum, leading into next song
*2. Fireflies (3:56)- Play with #1. Steady pace, determined. Reminds me of Local Natives
3. Sanctuary (3:21)- Quiet, creeping. Becomes warmer and pretty later on, then dramatic at end
4. Drown Me in the River (2:21)- slight jazzy feel to this piece. Strings bring it back to typical style at end
**5. Kathryn (3:21)- Drum roll please. Then a waltz led by the accordion
6. Just to See Her Smile (2:58)- Repetitive lyrics during multiple build-ups. Carried away by the strings. Stops at 7 sec
**7. Alligator Teeth (3:28)- Eerie fade in, delicate vocals. Then a determined, marching tune. On a hunt! Trumpet, sax, and viola interplay at end. Really cool!
8. Rabbit Run (3:49)- Quiet guitar picking at beginning. Picks up to a quick folksy tune. Slow and eerie at end
9. Waltz (3:01)- Interlude. Tip toeing, playful. Blends together and picks ups
*10. For Papa (4:21)- Mixture of jazz and folk. Slow and calming. Picks up and then turns into a 70s disco-like tune
11. These Things (3:12)- Delicate and pretty. Tempo alternates from slow to moderately fast constantly
*12. Serpent Tongues (6:03)- Hauntingly beautiful string intro. Marching, determined tune after. Local Natives once again. Quiet, eerie string fade out starting at 30 sec

Track Listing
1.Overture 7.Alligator Teeth
2.Fireflies 8.Rabbit Run
3.Sanctuary 9.Waltz
4.Drown Me In The River 10.For Papa
5.Kathryn 11.These Things
6.Just To See Her Smile 12.Serpent Tongues