A Small Good Thing / Slim Western Vol Ii
Album: Slim Western Vol Ii   Collection:General
Artist:A Small Good Thing   Added:Apr 2002
Label:Leaf Label  

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 18, 2002: Strange Attractors
El Mariachi Loco
2. May 28, 2002: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
A Mighty Stillness

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2002-04-24
Strange mix of ambient stripped down collage and Ennio Morricone sparse guitar/horn/vocal work. Pianos, found sound environmental recordings. Unusual and tough to nail down; one second ambient the next noise. Like Brian Eno crossed with The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Dig it.

1) chill soundscape ambient soundbed
2) rhythmic acoustic guit, morricone feel w/ western perc and soaring horns, subliminal noises/voices
3) sparse guit , drum rumblings
4) outdoor environment sounds, tinkling intro, vocs enter, gruff, minimal guit
5) sorta playful mix of looping synth and treated guits, drums
6) ambient synth collage
7) solo guitar, drones, piano
8) found sounds, collage ambience, builds to noisiness, ends ca. 30 sec early
9) quiet piano intro
10) super stripped down guits, xylophones, sounds, turns morricone w/ rhythm and horns
11) strange western tinged brief ambient ballad
12) super ambient, trumpet treated, like a dream, soundscape, then after 8 minutes lyric and guitar come out of nowhere then go away again, sheesh!
13) super ambient w/ some dog sounds, freaky

Track Listing
1. Cropduster   7. 3 Word Prayer
2. A Mighty Stillness   8. Slow Rotating Machine
3. Border Inceidental   9. Wide of Nashville
4. Hey, Mister!   10. El Mariachi Loco
5. Saloon Dreams   11. Richard Brautigan
6. Let's Get Ripped   12. Sleep of the Just
  13. Night