Big Sir / Before Gardens After Gardens
Album: Before Gardens After Gardens   Collection:General
Artist:Big Sir   Added:Feb 2012
Label:Rodriguez Lopez Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-23 Pull Date: 2012-08-26
Week Ending: Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 22, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
Right Action
4. Aug 09, 2012: Question Air
Right Action
2. May 11, 2013: Music Casserole
Ready On The Line
5. Aug 01, 2012: Summer Session
The Kindest Hour
3. Aug 16, 2012: Cognitive Dissonance
Right Action
6. Jul 30, 2012: Polar Similarities
The Kindest Hour

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-06-17
Big Sir is a collaboration between The Mars Volta’s bassist Juan Alderete and singer Lisa Papineau. Together they bring us a great album of down tempo-ish, trip pop that is carried by the mystical voice of Papineau and the superior production that Alderete has obviously mastered by working with The Mars Volta. Sounds similar to a livelier version of Portishead, Bat for Lashes, and at times slight reflexions to Bjork. My favorites are 2, 4, and 7. FCC Clean
4:20 Starts rather abruptly. Mid tempo, nice fretless bass line and pretty vocals that are found throughout the album.
2:53** Hip hop style broken beat. Faster tempo with uplifting vocals
2:58 Heavy synth riff and dark sub bass with a dark yet mid tempo feel.
2:35** Fast tempo, jungle or garage beat. Almost two step. Very clean. Mid ‘90s London feel. Her vocals are awesome.
2:54 Slow and melancholic feel. Dark and kind of sad.
4:08 Slower tempo. Nice rolling drums and great duet with the addition of a male voice.
2:50** Faster tempo and upbeat feel. Nice driving guitar and drums.
4:04 Slow and sensitive. Piano helps the mood. Lo-fi snare drum.
3:24 Opens with accordion. Mid tempo. Bass gives a Phoenix feel.
5:16 Opens with sinister bass synth. Dark beat starts around 1:06
2:10 Slow tempo. Mostly just voice and bass. Some vibraphone and some additional voice over-dubs in second half of song. ETN

Track Listing
1. Regions   6. The Kindest Hour
2. Ready On The Line   7. Old Blood
3. Infidels   8. Born With A Tear
4. Right Action   9. Be Brave Go On
5. The Ladder   10. Our Pleasant Home
  11. 1 Thousant Petals