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Gift Machine, the / Don't Turn Me Off
Album:Don't Turn Me Off Collection:General
Artist:Gift Machine, the Added:01/2003

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 06, 2004:Short Song Marathon--Tom, Mr. Sparkle, and Mor fill in
Maya's Friend Ushi
2.Sep 06, 2004:Short Song Marathon - Part 3
A Bad Thing Worse (Reprise)

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-04-20 
Pop/rock with male vocals, guitar, bass, drums. Vocals are echoey and dreamy at times, almost psychedelic. Contrast to music which is usually harder rock and faster. At its best during instrumental sections of longer songs. Vocals seem an unnatural fit with the music. Tracks 4,7,9,11 all very short. Recommend 1,6,10.
1 – med, some percussion-focused sections, melodic
2 – med, guitar-focused intro and choruses, stomping, pulsing beat without much variation, last 30 sec is quiet, ringing percussion
3 – slow-med, plodding, spacey background female vocals
4 – 20 sec instrumental, blurry keyboards and carousel sound
5 – upbeat, simple, slightly-annoying repeating oo-oo-oo-ooh part
6 – harder rock in parts, cool ringing guitar solo after choruses, more variation, last 40 sec sounds like tech clippy fast instrumental blur
7 – short (just over 1 min), lo-fi vocal and guitar, simple
8 – med-fast, nice guitar and drum interplay on instrumental part
9 – short (1 min), video game, organ, and “splat” noises blended
10 – med-fast, driving, almost pounding guitars, tempo change
11 – short (1:30), plucking strings and background chorus sound
12 – higher lead vocals, melodic pop, funny chorus
13 – instrumental, consistent guitar part underlying interesting layers and tempo changes
14 – three parts: first 4:30 is like several vocal tracks on the CD, then 1 min silent, then 4:30 hidden track, draggy, quiet, psychedelic, sparse

Track Listing
1.Cinderella's Shoes 8.Looks Just Like It Sounds
2.Cool Hand Luke 9.A Bad Thing Worse (Reprise)
3.A Bad Thing Worse 10.Jigsaw Blues
4.Maya's Friend Ushi 11.A Broken Book of Tiny Houses
5.In My Room 12.Rock and Roll Debut
6.Search So Hard 13.Opa
7.Calliope the Biblesalespersn 14.Little Violins