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Sundfor, Susanne / Silicone Veil, The
Album:Silicone Veil, The Collection:General
Artist:Sundfor, Susanne Added:07/2013
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2014-06-27 Pull Date:2014-08-29 
Week Ending:31 Aug24 Aug17 Aug3 Aug20 Jul13 Jul6 Jul
Airplays:1212233

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 13, 2014:Music Casserole
Stop (Don't Push The Button)
4.Aug 20, 2014:A-philiac
Can You Feel The Thunder
2.Aug 27, 2014:A-philiac
Can You Feel The Thunder
5.Aug 13, 2014:A-philiac
Can You Feel The Thunder
3.Aug 22, 2014:Time Traveler
Diamonds
6.Aug 02, 2014:Music Casserole
White Foxes

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2014-06-24 
Synthy Dramatic Pop. Fifth album from Norwegian singer-songwriter. Not standard acoustic-guitar singer-songwriter, this is the woman who brings her fancy keyboard setup to the open mic. Judging from the lyrics, this is not happy-mood music, more ”Apocalypse, death, love, and snow” to quote the artist, but with an up beat. I find myself liking this album in spite of myself. Vox (in English), Piano, Synth, Strings, etc. Shades of Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Bjork. No FCCs. Faves: 2,3,4,7 (maybe others I won’t admit to) ~eme o.

1. Diamonds (5:00) Quiet, echo-y start, leading into a soaring almost Kate Bush-esque vocal. Lacks a certain oomph.

2. White Foxes (4:12) Flat, depressed vocal on verses lets the sadness of the words shine through. Nice contrast with soaring vocal on chorus. Piano, percussion, synths

3. Rome (6:43) Deliberate echo-y percussion starts, then come the celestial whale sounds. Song picks up ~1:30, briefly, then slows down and in comes the vocal.

4. Can You Feel the Thunder (4:56) Piano open, pensive tone, string accents. Pretty, Bjork-y. Still ‘wall of sound’ but simpler than what’s come before.

5. Meditations In An Emergency (2:29) Slow, somewhat ominous, crescendoing string interlude

6. Among Us (4:23) Speedy electro-y beat. Strong bass. Singer is imperiled by love, like the flipside of Hall and Oates' “Maneater”.

7. The Silicone Veil (5:02) Quiet opening, electronic harp(?) and vocal. It’s almost like a medieval tune at points. Synth and percussion enter, tempo picks up, but the song maintains an essential quietude.

8. When (4:05) Simple, straightforward showcase for her vocals (and piano-playing). This works.

9. Stop (Don’t Push the Button) (4:13) Strings on alert, they melodize a warning before being overcome by synth sounds. Heavy drums enter and you wonder if this is what the strings ran from. Vocal orchestra follows.

10. Your Prelude (3:15) 80s-revival electro plus soaring vox plus piano (plus piano solo), plus dying battery fade-out.

Track Listing
1.Diamonds 6.Among Us
2.White Foxes 7.The Silicone Veil
3.Rome 8.When
4.Can You Feel The Thunder 9.Stop (Don't Push The Button)
5.Meditations In An Emergency 10.Your Prelude