His Name Is Alive / Last Night
Album: Last Night   Collection:General
Artist:His Name Is Alive   Added:Dec 2002

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-20 Pull Date: 2003-03-24
Week Ending: Mar 23 Feb 16
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 02, 2015: Breakaway Radio Bluff
I Been Good Up Till Now
4. Nov 18, 2009: Lost Verses
2. May 16, 2013: The Sunset Life
5. May 31, 2007: Finneman's Market
I Have Special Powers
Devil's Night
6. May 17, 2007: Finneman's Epiphany
Someday My Prince Will Come

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2003-01-08
For those of you not familiar with HNIA: essense of 70's lite-rock fem vocalists, a-la Roberta Flack, with current production sound and indie sensability. Rainy night music, meloncholy lite. Top notch production. Some tracks are long, 8 to 11 mins, but they don't drag, they jam and move along nicely. Everything's good on here.

For you old-skool 4ad fans: Put aside your memories of Livonia, the otherworldly songs of alienation and abruptly halting melodies are yesteryear's- mostly. They discovered rock in '97 (quite fun IMHO, "Nice Day" is my favorite release) and have become more expressive with a wider range of moods and sounds. That said- there are some tracks on here for you! The 70's soul peaked on their previous release, "Someday my blues..."- this release has nods back to their early days. Appropriate as this is HNIA's farewell to 4ad, they're going the way of Frank Black.

Tracks for old-skool 4ad fans, introspective:
1.A short instrumental, strings & echos (think interlude off "filigree & shadow")-fades into 2
5.Piano, acoustic guitar, voices, no effects so it might not really fit in the old4ad-section. But her singing is more in the old style than soulful. Could be a seague to goth.
+6.vibraphone & cello, slow, instrumental like 1
8.Short song of insecurity.
+11.Mellow and wistful. This is tough because the intro is 4ad-ish and there's this electric guitar bit that's soo 10-years-ago in there, the vox and some other guitar bits are very new-skool though. It's a nice synergy of old & new HNIA.
+13. slow, loose, some acoustic guitar and off kilter sax, first half is instrumental, minimal production, sounds like a rehearsel. A Jimi Hendrix cover?! this & 6 are sublime

Their "current sound":
+2. excellent jazzy lite-rock number. This so belongs on AM radio. last 55 seconds are a cool impressionist instrumental jam, a good setup for the next track.
3.mid-slow, steady simple beat, vibraphone, admonishing song
+4.Indie-pop, lite, title may be "teardrops" but they make a rainbow, catchy. Ida cover.
7.this is "daytime" music, still laid back.
+9.Opens w/funky drum break and boppy sax! Funk/soul jam, fun, lots of sax noodling.
10.mid-slow, cool
+12.Funk/rock, some wah pedal and overdrive. Get down.

Track Listing
1. Deep   7. I Have Special Powers
2. Last Night   8. Do You Want to Come to My Pa
3. Crawlin'   9. Someday My Prince Will Come
4. Teardrops   10. I Can See Myself in Her
5. Devil's Night   11. Maybe
6. I Been Good Up Till Now   12. Storm
  13. Train