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Hynes, Devonte / Palo Alto: A Film By Gia Coppola
Album:Palo Alto: A Film By Gia Coppola Collection:Soundtrack
Artist:Hynes, Devonte Added:Nov 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-11-07 Pull Date:2015-01-09 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Dec 14Nov 23Nov 16

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 25, 2018:Sound Landscapes
Palo Alto
3.Nov 22, 2014:BravoMarco Variety Show
Soccer Field
2.Dec 11, 2014:The Fishbowl
April Bounces, Big Game
4.Nov 11, 2014:Eclectic Erudition Fall 14 wk07 Pop O Pies - Steeplechase
April Bounces

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-11-08 
General Description: not seen the film; first original score by Devonté Hynes (AKA Blood Orange); very short pieces with minimal orchestration, heavy on the reverb, muffled vocals make lyrics hard to understand; no track stands out individually, sets a melancholy mood when listened straight through
– Musicians:
Samantha Urbani (guest vocals)
– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 12 & 13 if played back-to-back
– Track Reviews:
1. *(2:46) Palo Alto - moderate; electric piano block chords opening, R&B sounds with muffled vocals reverbed (has lyrics)
2. *(1:34) Soccer Field - medium-fast; xylophone over sustained chords and a burst of percussion
3. *(0:48) Teddy & April - medium; soft "ooo" vocalizing over guitar and percussion
4. *(1:56) April's Daydream - slow; more electric piano block chords, some bass, really muffled vocals with reverb, echoey ending (has lyrics)
5. *(0:44) Run To Graveyard - medium; single line piano idea
6. *(2:36) April's Bathroom Bummer - a mix of fast/slow; quick highhat and percussion, fast arpeggiating piano, block electric horns, really muffled vocals with reverb, abrupt ending (has lyrics)
7. *(0:53) Emily & Fred (Part 1) - slow; soft "ooo" vocalizing mostly over soft guitar and bass
8. *(1:41) Emily & Fred (Part 2) - slow; soft "ooo" vocalizing mostly over soft guitar and bass, a bit fuller in sound, abrupt ending
9. *(1:48) Teddy Rides Home - slow; repetitive electric sax sound with reverbed block electric piano chords
10. *(1:41) Teddy & Fred In The Playground - slow; strong distracting reverbed bass under some distant piano and strummed electric guitar, soft "ooo" vocalizing
11. *(2:03) Teddy In The Library - slow; electric piano motive, block chords, some arpeggiation
12. ***(1:44) Big Game - a mix of fast/slow; more xylophone in the Steve Reich mode, block chords, percussion
13. ***(1:07) April Bounces - moderate; sci-fi flavor of sustained ethereal sound over basic piano motive; (silent last 4 seconds)
14. *(1:13) Skateboard Garage - more sci-fi sustained electronic vocal with arpeggiating piano on top, some block bass movement
15. *(0:57) Teddy Loves April - slow; questioning single-line motive over block chords
16. *(0:33) April By The Pool - slow; single-line motive
17. *(4:35) Fred Drives - slow; constant repeat of previous motive with gradual addition of block chords, sustained electronic vocals and percussion, lots of melancholy, angelic ending that ends abruptly
18. *(0:37) Teddy Is Crushed - fast; arpeggiating line with tom-tom bass, ends abruptly

Track Listing
1.Palo Alto 10.Teddy And Fred In The Playground
2.Soccer Field 11.Teddy In The Library
3.Teddy And April 12.Big Game
4.Aprils Dream 13.April Bounces
5.Run To Graveyard 14.Skateboard Garage
6.Aprils Bathroom Bummer 15.Teddy Loves April
7.Emily And Fred Part 1 16.April By The Pool
8.Emily And Fred Part 2 17.Fred Drives
9.Teddy Rides Home 18.Teddy Is Crushed