Hem / Rabbit Songs
Album: Rabbit Songs   Collection:General
Artist:Hem   Added:Aug 2003
Label:Dreamworks Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-12-01
Week Ending: Nov 16 Nov 9 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 03, 2011: BBW Radio: $$$ for Cows
When I Was Drinking
4. Jan 30, 2007: Storytime: Secrets
Half Acre
2. Aug 25, 2009: That's Not That's Not Bluegrass!
Half Acre
5. Aug 30, 2006: Not Storytime
Half Acre
3. Mar 20, 2007: Storytime!
Leave Me Here
6. May 06, 2006: Biff Bang Pow
Half Acre

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2003-09-25

Lovely orchestral folk sprinkled with rural/colonial country. Blurs the lines between “violin” and “fiddle.” Sweet breathy female vocals. Lots of piano, violin, cello, banjo, mandolin, other fun stuff. Simple but well-turned lyrics. Because of the different instrumentations, tracks sound different from each other. Sometimes twangy country songs; the instrumentals are all very filmic. I said “Oooooo” within ten seconds of starting the CD, and I kept saying it throughout. Play all of them, cause they’re so beautiful.

1. (0:26) Lovely a cappella sultry loungy lyric. (traditional)
2. (3:44) Piano, violin, pedal steel guitar; slow bittersweet country starry tipsy stumble
* 3. (3:23) Quick quiet waltz with piano, cello, clarinet, glockenspiel; a moonlight night
4. (1:13) instrumental orchestral track, flute, piano, oboe featured.
5. (2;44) ambling strummy guitars, very folky with some stealthy steel guitar
* 6. (3:50) quick but hushed, piano heavy, with occasional violin and oboe. Fast piano waltz, slow vocals over. Like watching a river.
7. (3:24) heavy on the steel guitar with violin backdrop, cheerful sunny quick stroll
8. (3:44) pianos, pizzicato strings, confident midtempo stride. Violin solo.
9. (3:24) Breezy and summery acoustic guitar-y groove, with steel guitar.
10. (2:26) slow; piano and voice, fiddle. Very simple tune, almost like a traditional country dance.
* 11. (3:00) very slow, quiet low piano, flute, longing slow voice. French horn!
12. (1:12) reeely pretty slow bittersweet smile, piano (instrumental)
* 13. (3:47) midtempo plucky walk, twangy, unexpected pizzicato strings
* 14. (2:57) chugging minor-key bluegrassy; version of a traditional folk tune.
15. (2:41) slow sad free-tempo piano with violin backup (instrumental)
16. (3:34) muted midtempo waltz, light vocal harmonies
--Reviewed by mandy (La Chanteuse)

Track Listing
1. Lord Blow the Moon Out Pleas   9. Stupid Mouth Shut
2. When I Was Drinking   10. Lazy Eye
3. Half Acre   11. Sailor
4. Burying Song   12. Polly's Dress
5. Betting on Trains   13. Night Like a River
6. Leave Me Here   14. The Cuckoo
7. All that I'm Good for   15. Waltz
8. Idle   16. Horsey