Head of Femur / Ringodom of Proctor
Album: Ringodom of Proctor   Collection:General
Artist:Head of Femur   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Greyday Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-22 Pull Date: 2004-05-24
Week Ending: May 30 May 9 May 2 Apr 18 Mar 28
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 10, 2007: Alban Stands There
80 Steps to Jonah
4. May 24, 2004: Morpheus Descends on the Unwitting World
Acme: the Summit of a Mounta
2. Jul 15, 2005: The Dog and Pony show
Curve that Byrd
5. May 08, 2004: Mor On - The Literate Pop Fan
Curve that Byrd
3. May 27, 2005: The Lunchbox
Acme: the Summit of a Mounta
6. Apr 30, 2004: Distraction-Limited
The True Wheel

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-22
This is pop-rock, but definitely into lots of instrumentation. Over-tracked vocals and a variety of instruments abound, giving the record a diverse, disconnected flow. Sometimes it feels like someone set them loose in an elementary school music room. They also seem to be way into stop/start mechanisms. Think Badly Drawn Boy, or “Baby You’re a Rich Man” Beatles. Produced pop-rock, but with energy. Good stuff.

Best tracks: 2, 3, 6, 9.

1. Long drum intro. Up tempo poppy song with starts and stops. Gets all piano-y and airy after a bit. Fades directly into next song.
*2. Fun bassline, some multi-tracked vocals. Xylophone, horns come in.
*3. Slower, with a neat bridge. Tinkly sounds, violin.
4. Vibraphone? Craziness. Strings and piano - mid tempo.
5. Accordion and glockenspiel...see what I mean about the instrumentation?
*6. Bouncy and faster, with a slow interlude. Some fiddly synth.
7. A Brian Eno cover. Mostly synth and guitar - almost sounds brit-poppy.
8. Slower and mellow.
*9. Faster. Cool hand claps and such. A bit of Flaming Lips style silliness.
10. Up tempo guitar song. The production gets a little much.
11. Softer, slower. I’m hearing echoes of the Lips “The Soft Bulletin” again.


Track Listing
1. January on Strike   6. Acme: the Summit of a Mounta
2. Curve that Byrd   7. The True Wheel
3. Yeoman or Tinker   8. Money Is the Root...
4. 80 Steps to Jonah   9. Science Needed a Medical Man
5. Me, My Dad, My Cousin, and   10. Finally I've Made It Nowhere
  11. The Car Wore a Halo Hat