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Simms, Lee Baby / Escapist, the
Album:Escapist, the Collection:General
Artist:Simms, Lee Baby Added:05/2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-07-21 Pull Date:2003-09-22 
Week Ending:17 Aug27 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 13, 2003:press and release
Creamsicle, Khat
3.Jul 21, 2003:Radio Red Well
2.Jul 22, 2003:Crank & Bug Show

Album Review
Crank & Bug
Reviewed 2003-07-11 
This is very atmospheric soundtracky guitar-driven stuff. It has electronic flourishes and occasionally shifts into outright electronica (downtempo). The label insert keeps saying “film-noir” and “crime-jazz” and that sounds about right. A lot of this is very low-energy, good for speaking over. Weird Satan-on-the-bayou feel. Tracks that stand well on their own are 3 (my favorite), 10, 2, 8.

1.Moody, atmospheric guitars, pathetic.
2.Polluted sunset at midnight, grimy guitars over New Orleans.
3.Neon-masked secret agent of jazz must steal the voodoo from Carnaval.
4.Guitar soundtrack to film noir.
5.Cool, noir with beats, this is the chase scene but they’re just walking fast.
6.A melancholy guitar lullaby with a ripple of distortion.
7.Drifting chimey lullaby, akilter.
8.Lays nice jazzy beats on top of cheesy space synthesizer. Long, but has energy, and some guitar improvisation keeps things moving.
9.All this atmosphere is starting to get tedious. Noodly.
10.A muffled beat and slightly discordant counter melodies. Guitar wailing.
11.Short, forgettable.
12.Everyone goes to bed at the end of a Christmas movie.
13.Cowboy gas station sunrise.
14.Country acoustic guitar. Honey, we lost the farm. Let’s drink maple syrup and sigh.

Track Listing
1.Pathos 8.Buzz
2.Khat 9.Curtom
3.Cluseau 10.The Stopper
4.Down By Law 11.Get It Together
5.Lazy & Cruel 12.Astor
6.Green 13.Creamsicle
7.Shhhh 14.12