Macduffie, Carrington / Kiss Make Better
Album: Kiss Make Better   Collection:General
Artist:Macduffie, Carrington   Added:Apr 2019
Label:Pointy Head Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-30 Pull Date: 2019-07-02
Week Ending: Jun 30 Jun 23 Jun 2
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 28, 2019: Clean Copper Radio
Why Can't He Be You?
3. May 31, 2019: old fart at play
Why Can't He Be You?
2. Jun 21, 2019: old fart at play06/21/19
Why Can't He Be You?

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-19
Reviewed: 2018-04-19
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: After a series of EPs, this is Carrington’s debut CD, which she says is about the healing and redemptive power of erotic love. What emerges is a collection of songs; some new, some spanning a few years, and a pair of covers, which are atmospheric, brimming with emotion, desire and resistance, and full of compelling sonic space.
If You Like: Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox, Hope Sandoval
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Kiss Make Better – piano starts> midtempo song on relationships with wild instrumentation> slow fade
2/ Red Kiss, Blue Halo – electric guitar starts> midtempo song about relationships builds in volume & subsides, then soars> fade
**3/ Hot Summer Sun – synth starts> rocking uptempo song about a trip to the beach> crescendo end
*4/ Over Again – guitar starts> uptempo song on getting back up after failure> synth solo> guitar solo> >
uptempo song> fade
5/ Love Chased Me – drums start> midtempo song on love with an off-kilter reggae beat builds in volume> fade
*6/ Why Can’t He be You – synth starts slow> quick swing up to rocking fast tempo song on love> slows to fade
7/ Rising Sun – guitar starts> midtempo song on ending relationship & hope for the future> slow fade
*8/ Come For Me – rocking guitar starts> solid rocking strutting song about love> quick fade
*9/ Like Sonar – synth starts> midtempo love song with soaring vocals over swooping synth washes> fade
10/ I let You Kiss Me – synth starts> midtempo love song over synth washes> slow fade
11/ Didn’t Wanna – drums/synth starts> uptempo song with rocking reggae beat about the end of a relationship> quick stop
*12/ You Are My Own Thing – synth/drums start> midtempo love song over sonic guitar/synth> quick fade
*13/ Blue Moon – drums/piano starts> midtempo ethereal song over organ> vocals soar> slow fade

Track Listing
1. Kiss Make Better   7. Rising Sun
2. Red Kiss, Blue Halo   8. Come For Me
3. Hot Sun Of Summer   9. Like Sonar
4. Over Again   10. I Let You Kiss Me
5. Love Chased Me   11. Didn't Wanna
6. Why Can't He Be You?   12. You Are My Own Thing
  13. Blue Moon