Bell, Olga / Krai
Album:Krai Collection:General
Artist:Bell, Olga Added:Jul 2014
Label:New Amsterdam Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-07-11 Pull Date:2014-09-12 
Week Ending:Aug 31Aug 24Aug 17Aug 3Jul 27Jul 20Jul 13

Recent Airplay
1.May 13, 2016:A Visit From Drum (Friday the 13th)
Perm Krai
4.Aug 21, 2014:Homeward Bound
Khabarovsk Krai
2.Oct 09, 2015:A Visit From Drum
Perm Krai
5.Aug 20, 2014:Brownian Motion
Krasnodar Krai
3.Aug 29, 2014:Octagonal Banana
Khabarovsk Krai
6.Aug 14, 2014:Amber Waves
Khabarovsk Krai

Album Review
DJ Muscat
Reviewed 2014-07-09 
Genre: Russia, avant-folk, avant-pop, avant-avant

Release from Russia-born Dirty Projectors member Olga Bell. Each track is sung in Russian and describes a different region of her homeland. Musically, the record maintains a balance between complexity and accessibility making for an immersive listening experience. Highly recommended. No FCCs.

Others: Bjork, Owen Pallett, of Montreal, Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens

1. (6:53) * Tentative start, almost like an orchestra tuning before gorgeous Russian vocals enter. Bass and simple percussion build a nice groove. Wanders through a few patterns. Beautiful crazy stuff.
2. (4:25) Begins with howls then a deeper register voice accompanied by sparse guitar. Slight folk feel. Strange and dark.
3. (4:35) *** Picks up the pace with some awesome drumming and a brighter melody.
4. (6:13) * Chorale vocals with guitar and violin swells. Mid-tempo electronic beat. Patiently develops in complexity. Wow.
5. (3:02) Mysterious, eerie feel.
6. (3:04) ** Ecstatic vocals, pounding percussion, and hyperactive strings.
7. (3:28) Ominous, tense instrumental build before angelic fem vox enter.
8. (5:14) **** Drum hits and a few vocals then transitions into a near dance groove with schizophrenic snare hits and low pitch shifted vox. Standout track.
9. (2:36) * Cooing vocals and a distinctly foreign flare. One of the most energetic, loudest tracks.

Track Listing
1.Krasnodar Krai 5.Krasnoyarsk Krai
2.Altai Krai 6.Primorsky Krai
3.Perm Krai 7.Zabaikalsky Krai
4.Stavropol Krai 8.Khabarovsk Krai
 9.Kamchatka Krai