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Biali, Laili / Out of Dust
Album:Out of Dust Collection:Jazz
Artist:Biali, Laili Added:03/2020
Label:Chronograph Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-14 
Reviewed: 2020—03-14
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: vocalist Biali writes her own rules when it comes to composition, arranging, & singing. This music does not reference past influences but creates a new world. The songs revolve around a theme of overcoming challenge and sorrow in her own life. I loved every track.
If You Like: Jane Monheit, Melbreeze
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Revival – vocal start> uptempo song with chorus builds in volume> quick stop
*2/ The Monolith – spacey synth starts, builds into midtempo song> fade
**3/ G:lass House – piano starts> uptempo song> quick fade
4/ Wendy’s Song – piano starts> midtempo song builds in volume & subsides> fade
**5/ Sugar – Rhodes starts funky> uptempo funky song builds in volume & tempo> crescendo enfd
6/ Alpha Waves – piano starts> midtempo song rises and falls> quick stop
*7/ Au Pave de Cocagne – piano starts> slow tempo torch song builds in volume> fade
8/ Take Me To The Alley – piano starts> midtempo song builds in volume, then subsides> fade
*9/ The Baker’s Baguette – piano starts> sultry midtempo song builds in volume, then subsides, then builds again> crescendo end
*10/ Broken Vessels – piano starts> slow tempo song swings uptempo> chorus joins> slow fade
**11/ Take The Day Off – electronic percussion starts> midtempo song> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Revival 6.Alpha Waves
2.Monolith 7.Au Pais De Cocagne
3.Glass House 8.Take Me to the Alley
4.Wendy's 9.The Baker's Daughter
5.Sugar 10.Broken Vessels
 11.Take the Day Off