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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 19Aug 12Aug 5Jul 29Jul 22Jul 15Jul 8Jul 1

 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