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Toychestra / Sassy Pony
Album:Sassy Pony Collection:General
Artist:Toychestra Added:May 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-09-01 Pull Date:2003-11-03 
Week Ending:Nov 2Oct 12Sep 28Sep 21Sep 14Sep 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 13, 2009:orangeasm
4.Mar 31, 2007:Cognitive Overload
Sittin' Pretty
2.Nov 23, 2007:Memory Select
Going Places
5.Dec 29, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Sittin' Pretty
3.Sep 04, 2007:Lost and Found
John's Buttons
6.Oct 19, 2006:Cognitive Overload

Album Review
Michael Howes
Reviewed 2003-09-02 
6 bay area women who make music with toy instruments and other random gadgets. There are some conventional instruments, including, violin, melodica, hurdy gurdy, zither, piano, clarinet, and umm mixing bowl. There are vocals on about half the tracks. What you get is something like demented circus music or dark children’s music that is slightly arty. Most of the songs slowly march along and the vocals are often deadpan. You’d think this would be more fun but it really isn’t, not that that is a bad thing.

**1. Wonderfully twisted instrumental march that gets more demented sounding halfway through. Like something you probably made up when you were a kid.
2. Really dark, and has a soundtrack feel at the beginning. Nursery rhyme type lyrics.
**3. Who could have thought that lemonade could be so scary?? Eeerie keyboard-sounding instrument with deadpan singing of surreal lyrics with mentions of lemonade, champagne, marriage and masquerades. Scare the kids with this one.
5. Lots of tinkling sounds of bells and toy pianos and at one point I think all 6 play a whirly whistle. Noisy but not loud instrumental.
6. Can’t really get my head around this one. Lots of accordion.
**7. Cool pre-caned loop from some toy with animal sounds and counting. Percussive.
8. Percussive instrumental track. Nice use of the “Barbie for girls Deluxe Music Center Keyboard”.
**9. A slow, dark walk with lyrics about needing a hammer.
**11. Yea. Sounds like a drunk marching band happily marching around their sandbox banging on pots and pans. Instrumental.
12. Like the title suggests, it has a lullaby feel…..cept satan is playing the keyboards.

Track Listing
1.Monopause 7.Sittin' Pretty
2.Going Places 8.Bollyshag
3.John's Buttons 9.The Hammer Song
4.Siren 10.Greeting From Mami
5.Twinkle 11.Pms
6.High Flame 12.Lullaby