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Lani Lou / Quiet American
Album:Quiet American Collection:General
Artist:Lani Lou Added:10/2019
Label:Self-Release 

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2019-10-16 
Very soft, practically whispered miniatures for acoustic guitar and voice. These carefully written and effortlessly delivered songs are melancholy, calm, and slightly playful all at once. Everything is close mic'd and covered in tape hiss, and the atmosphere is deep and resonant. Something about it feels strikingly old. Fans of Sibylle Baier, Jessica Pratt, Itasca, Nick Drake, Gareth Dickson, and the new Florist album will love love love this. This is special. Favorites: 1, 3, 5. No FCCs.

1. *(2:52)—Starts downcast with minor chords, way downtuned guitar, gradually goes buoyant and falls back down.
2. (2:55)—Fingerpicking a little higher and gentler. Nice hummed backing vocals.
3. *(1:11)—Slightly bouncy, but in a spooky way. "The lilies on the pond / the pond is a broken metaphor / for a life and all its games / that I don't want to play."
4. (1:56)—More complicated structure with a few distinct parts. Descending refrain.
5. *(1:47)—Sweet and major key, though still mordant. It feels like this song could have come from a twenties torch song record.

Track Listing
1.Russian Winter 3.The Sea
2.Walden 4.Pink Flowers Fall Next To Me
 5.Dying On A Rainy Day