Flower Machine, the / Chalk Dust Dream of the Tea Co
Album: Chalk Dust Dream of the Tea Co   Collection:General
Artist:Flower Machine, the   Added:May 2004
Label:Microindie Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-20 Pull Date: 2004-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 21 Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10 Sep 26
Airplays: 3 1 4 3 2 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 18, 2009: That's Not "That's Not Bluegrass!"
British Rail
4. May 18, 2005: Epic Soundtracks
How to Fly An Aeroplane
2. Aug 02, 2007: Fiction Romance
In the Glow
5. Dec 29, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
In the Glow
3. Jul 07, 2005: SubbingForBaptism
Why not Stop and Have Some T
6. Nov 18, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
In the Glow

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2004-08-05
Chalk Dust Dream of the Tea Cozy Mitten Company

Mellow, warm, happy-go-lucky nonsensical 60s pop with soft British-esque vox. Hug everyone! Like variations on “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”: long silly names of songs, with childishly nonsensical images. (also said to be inspired by CA “psych-country” bands, and the Clientele.) Mostly flowing midtempos, a pleasantly blended mix of acoustic guitars and some elec. guitars with fluty “Mellotron” synths, other fun stuff. (note: not, apparently, actually from England—it’s just the aesthetic.)

1. (2:12) driving on a perfect shady day—midtempo acoustic guitars and perc
2. (5:00) more Mellotron synth and elec. guitars
3. (0:10) short fluty mellotron piece
4. *(3:06) a funky bassline, catchy
5. (2:50) “the city’s such a happy scene, it gets you high”—warm and squishy
6. (0:32) warm synth accordion morphs to metallic crashes
7. *(2:26) bit faster, energetic, twangy, some spacy noises
8. (2:42) grooovy: birdcalls, Mellotron, buzzy guitar, “airplane” sounds
9. *(2:44) shake those tambourines! Faster, w/ heavier bassline; sitar at end
10. *(4:16) slower, echoing, bell-like guitars; train stations in the misty rain
11. (2:18) folksy acoustic strumming over cushy sound bed (tune quotes Brahms’ lullaby?)

—Reviewed by mandy (la chanteuse)

Track Listing
1. Live Oak Road   6. I Control the European Indus
2. In the Glow   7. L.A. in the Rain
3. The Sea Is a Mellotron Tramp   8. How to Fly An Aeroplane
4. I Am the Coelacanth   9. Why not Stop and Have Some T
5. It's So Nice   10. British Rail
  11. Bluebirds