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Saltland / I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us
Album:I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us Collection:General
Artist:Saltland Added:04/2013
Label:Constellation Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-07-01 Pull Date:2013-09-02 
Week Ending:25 Aug14 Jul7 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 16, 2013:second meeting
Golden Alley
3.Jul 03, 2013:Meow After Midnight
Golden Alley
2.Jul 12, 2013:Tunes
Golden Alley

Album Review
Conor Doherty
Reviewed 2013-06-28 
Minimal, dreamy cello pop. This is the first album from Saltland, a project by Montreal-based cellist Rebecca Foon, formerly of Thee Silver Mt. Zion. Multiple layers of cello, some light drums, and dreamy vocals create a minimal, sometimes poppy sound. The first song, in particular, could be at the beginning of a movie, or background music in Sim City. Overall, it’s a clean, dreamy aesthetic but the songs start to sound pretty similar by the middle of the album. FCC clean.

*1. (4:24) Rythmic, cinematic intro eventually followed by layers of vocals and cello
2. (2:57) Instrumental, a slow, building string section forms the background to eventual electric cello riffing and some drumming
3. (6:17) Light percussion sets a consistent, walking pace; calm, dreamy vocals
4. (4:53) Vocal line is more dominant; light but quick drumming creates a sense of urgency
5. (5:39) Atmospheric (no other word to describe it) introduction, repetitive cello progressions and light vocals but no lyrics
6. (5:01) Steady percussion and vocals punctuated by multi-part harmonies and some pleasing dissonance
7. (4:07) Cello noise with vocal melodic line, feels exploratory and aimless
8. (5:14) Another plodding cello baseline with some harmonic, dreamy vocal sections

Track Listing
1.Golden Alley 5.But It Was All Of Us
2.I Thought It Was Us 6.Clour The Night Sky
3.Treehouse Schemes 7.Ica
4.Unholy 8.Hearts Mend