Bombadil / Tarpits And Canyonlands
Album: Tarpits And Canyonlands   Collection:General
Artist:Bombadil   Added:Sep 2014
Label:Ramseur Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-10-03 Pull Date: 2014-12-05
Week Ending: Nov 16 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 22, 2018: FMF
4. Oct 14, 2015: Home on the Range
Honeymoon, Sad Birthday, I Am
2. Sep 19, 2017: Waste FM
Kuala Lumpur
5. Nov 13, 2014: The Fishbowl
3. May 11, 2016: Home on the Range
Kuala Lumpur, Sad Birthday
6. Oct 31, 2014: Time Traveler

Album Review
Randall Holmes
Reviewed 2014-09-27
No FCC detected. (But, I don’t speak Spanish, so be capable of reviewing track 10 in Spanish before playing).
Favorites/tunes to listen to over and over again: Tracks 2, 3, 6, 8, 15.
Favorites for weirdness: Tracks 1, 11, 13

Folk rock. Neutral Milk Hotel, Mumford and Sons, The Beatles (Yellow Submarine movie soundtrack), Pink Floyd (Aoxomoxoa), The Rolling Stones, The Who(Happy Jack), The New Pornographers. Great story-tellers and arrangements. This is an amazing work! All tracks are worth playing. Folksy lyrics. Circus feel. Piano, intricate percussion and rhythm, violin, viola, cello, vocal harmonies. Rock and ballads. Sweetness!

1) (1:32) Mid tempo. Singing is in a round. Vocal harmony bridge. Piano. Acoustic guitars. No percussion.
2) (3:10) Up tempo. Fun playful tune (despite title) Piano. Bass drum and clapping. Shuffling snare.
3) (4:50) Mid tempo. Acoustic lullaby picking turns to bar chanting men. Violins. Piano. Excellent percussion & drum techniques.
4) (2:25) Ballad. Singing duet (sometimes trio). Acoustic guitar. Cello.
5) (3:52) Rock tune. Vocal harmonies. Piano. Slide guitar.
6) (3:09) Medium tempo. Piano. Saxophone. Slide guitar. Singing is in a round.
7) (0:50) A strange interlude. Foghorn distortion sounds of War of the Worlds blasts. Pizzicato strings.
8) (4:44) Up tempo. Doubled vocals. Acoustic guitar intro turns out to be the off time beat. Neat rhythmic tricks in this one. Viola solo. Bowed cello sounds like airplanes.
9) (2:35) Ballad. Piano and singer.
10) (2:42) Sung in Spanish. Latin rhythms. Interesting marimba sound.
11) (3:30) Mid tempo. More Latin influence. Flutes. Maracas. Piano. Cocoanuts. Acoustic guitars.
12) (2:13) Mid tempo. Track 1 reprise. Banjo. Extra flutes. Piano.
13) (3:21) Down tempo. Dirge. Band instruments play chords sounding like bagpipes. Saxophone chorus. Tambourine.
14) (3:49) Mid tempo. Singing is nasal and screaming at end. Piano and a singer. Ragtime bridge.
15) (2:50) Down tempo. Traditional Irish folk song feel.
Randall Holmes

Track Listing
1. I Am   8. So Many Ways To Die
2. Sad Birthday   9. Marriage
3. Honeymoon   10. Laurita
4. Reasons   11. Kuala Lumpur
5. Cold Runway   12. Pyramid
6. Oto The Bear   13. 25 Daniels
7. Prologue   14. Matthew
  15. Kate And Kelsey