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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 Song 
9.The Baker's Daughter
5.Sugar 
10.Broken Vessels
 
11.Take the Day Off