Weathers, Andrew / I Am Happy When I Am Moving
Album: I Am Happy When I Am Moving   Collection:General
Artist:Weathers, Andrew   Added:Dec 2015
Label:Full Spectrum  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-12-20 Pull Date: 2016-02-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 21 Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 17 Jan 10 Jan 3 Dec 27
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Recent Airplay
1. Feb 24, 2016: radio seven
It's Ok To Be Excited
4. Feb 06, 2016: Music Casserole
Ripples Of Lost Echo's
2. Feb 18, 2016: radio seven
Hi Jolly At Quartzsite
5. Feb 04, 2016: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [W16D]
We Can Only Speak To The Future
3. Feb 10, 2016: MInimum Entropy
For Peace And Harmony Free Titans
6. Jan 27, 2016: Brownian Motion
For Peace And Harmony Free Titans

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-12-17
– General Description:
Andrew Weathers is a composer and improviser from Chapel Hill, North Carolina who now lives in Oakland, CA. This release has acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, vibraphone, synthesizer, organ, electronics, and samples of field recordings from the Kansas flint hills and the Texas panhandle. Banjo is not usually associated with contemplation, but this is what Weather’s achieves in “Ripples of Lost Echo’s”. He makes it mimic the sound of a small stream joining a faster moving creek and then lets the listener just float. He is very fond of a soft, gradual opening for his pieces. How you experience the music will depend on your own aural setting. It does not play well through a mono computer speaker as all warmth falls away. Use better speakers and let this music fill some space before it hits your ears. Good for letting your mind wander.
– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 1, 4
– Track Reviews:
1. (6:38) Ripples of Lost Echo's - mostly low-key contemplative banjo; a small stream joins a faster moving creek
2. (7:36) For Peace and Harmony Free Titans - droning synth with repetitive electric guitar and unremarkable feedback sounds
3. (6:11) It's OK to Be Excited - very quiet opening, then spooky space-like soundbed with vibraphone and synths on top
4. (4:53) The Star on the Horizon (Long Version) - ruminative guitar with flute-like background
5. (5:06) We Can Only Speak to the Future - field recordings with droning electronics
6. (6:44) Diamond Blues - spare vibraphone with mostly various guitar and banjo and more field recordings
7. (5:40) Hi Jolly at Quartzsite - more energy, a very Minimalist outer-space piece

Track Listing
1. Ripples Of Lost Echo's   4. The Star On The Horizon (Long Version)
2. For Peace And Harmony Free Titans   5. We Can Only Speak To The Future
3. It's Ok To Be Excited   6. Diamond Blues
  7. Hi Jolly At Quartzsite