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Brooke, Nick / Border Towns
Album:Border Towns Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Brooke, Nick Added:01/2013
Label:Innova Recordings 

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Add Date:2013-03-09 Pull Date:2013-05-12 
Week Ending:24 Mar

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1.Mar 21, 2013:orangeasm (pt1)

Album Review
Sonja L
Reviewed 2013-02-16 
Border Towns by Nick Brooke
Label: Innova Recordings
Released: 01/29/13
This experimental/Americana/ambient record/suite consists of mashups of “familiar and obscure musical quotations along with commonplace noises.” No FCCs. - Sonja L. 2/14/13
1. (4:06) Silver City - Humming that turns into chorus (very shrill at times), ambient noise, violent outbursts of male vocals, no real melody - just snippets of random vocal pieces pasted together.
2. (0:28) ambient - sound of a train
3. (5:00) Jackman - Dramatic choral opening with occasional heavy drum beat. At points joined by trumpets, sound of a burp, electric guitar mini-riffs, moaning, familiar musical quotations
4. (0:34) ambient - random chatter
5. (5:29) Tombstone - Clanging turns to cacophony of sounds, interspersed with vocal outbursts. Dramatic piano and singing towards middle. Lots of sudden pauses/silence.
6. (0:28) ambient - birds chirping, waves crashing, chatter
7. (6:29) Ocean Grove - Repeated screamy male vocals interspersed with choral phrases, dramatic pauses. Parts in Italian?
8. (3:51) Del Rio - Possible imitation of a radio DJ. Dramatic pauses, weird futuristic noises, parts in Spanish. Chorus on top at points.
9. (4:59) Heart Butte - Slow piano with male vocal. Chorus comes in at points, familiar musical quotations, dog barking, clock ticking, repeats.
10. (3:04) Ponemah - Light beginning with occasional male vocals, chanting, synths. Familiar musical quotations (Bob Dylan), more chanting, heavy drumbeats, operatic female vocals.
11. *(4:42) Chokoloskee - Starts with nice bass, horns, interspersed with familiar (nostalgic) musical quotations, sounds of water, strings, slow piano, sound of thunder storm/shrill, screamy vocals make for a dramatic ending.
12. (5:28) Columbus - Begins with fast-paced guitar, sound of airplane and eerie female vocal. Turns fast-paced with Spanish horns/guitar/vocals. Random speaking. Familiar vocal quotations, glass shattering
13. (3:52) Grand Isle - Humming, faint chatter in background, repeated female vocals, slow track. Similar to many other tracks.
14. (2:53) Jacumba - Dramatic opening, chorus, strong horns, organ, slow piano, chatter in background, dog barking, sharp exhalations.

Track Listing
1.Silver City 8.Del Rio
2.Ambient 9.Heart Butte
3.Jackman 10.Ponemah
4.Ambient 11.Chokoloskee
5.Tombstone 12.Columbus
6.Ambient 13.Grand Isle
7.Ocean Grove 14.Jacumba