|Head of Femur / Ringodom of Proctor|
|Album:||Ringodom of Proctor||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Head of Femur||Added:||09/2003|
|Add Date:||2004-03-22||Pull Date:||2004-05-24|
|Week Ending:||30 May||9 May||2 May||18 Apr||28 Mar|
|1.||Tue, 10 Jul 07:||Ben Wolfson|
Alban Stands There
|4.||Mon, 24 May 04:||Natty|
Morpheus Descends on the Unwitting World
|2.||Fri, 15 Jul 05:||Julia|
The Dog and Pony show
|5.||Sat, 08 May 04:||Mor|
Mor On - The Literate Pop Fan
|3.||Fri, 27 May 05:||Megan|
|6.||Fri, 30 Apr 04:||Riina|
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.