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Born Heller / Born Heller
Album:Born Heller Collection:General
Artist:Born Heller Added:06/2004
Label:Locust Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-10 Pull Date:2005-09-11 
Week Ending:11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul24 Jul
Airplays:22111112

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 24 Feb 11:Kremit The Horn
Orangeasm
4.Wed, 02 Jan 08:Soy Ricardo
Emphysema For Emphasis
2.Fri, 20 Mar 09:Kremit The Horn
Emphysema For Emphasis
5.Tue, 08 May 07:DJ Narwhal
Into The Nada
3.Wed, 03 Sep 08:Soy Ricardo
Emphysema For Emphasis
6.Wed, 15 Nov 06:Ben Wolfson
Jena and Gomorrah

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2005-09-01 
Sparse but cherished, indigenous-sounding folk. Beautiful, raw, ancient. (well, actually, they’re from Chicago.) Harp, mandolin, upright bass, and vocals. Naked, with vocal tremors and string squeaks very apparent. High, clear but wavering female vox, sounding almost foreign (she’s American, though). (she sounds like Joanna Newsom’s voice grew up 10 years) Sounds uneasy and old and wise; melodies are sparse but precise. Kind of precious, but for some reason I love it anyway.

1. (2:35) halting, precious waltz
*2. *(3:38) midtempo, understated, uneasy; traveling arpeggios.
3. (2:45) “we’re lost in the mountains”; mournful and hesitant
4. (2:22) insistent dissonance; full and chaotic
5. (4:31) shyly welcoming, bright harp chords and vox; bass enters and it grows
6. (3:14) hesitating slow dance melody over bass sustained;
*7. *(1:29) add male vocals; more uptempo and fuller sound; still uneasy
*8. *(2:37) comforting chord progression; olde English-style folksy tune
9. (3:43) like a flower fairy song with glittery strums, but slowly desperate
*10. *(1:38) bass begins; faraway ancient chanteuse vox; several pauses.
11. (4:58) stop-n-start mandolin, then two voices like serene cowboys.

—Reviewed by Mandy (la chanteuse)

Track Listing
1.I Want to 6.Lulu Fellows
2.No More Lamps in the Morning 7.First Kiss
3.Mountain Song 8.The Left Garden
4.Good Times 9.Pansies, Will You Ever Grow?
5.I Am a Guest in Here 10.Lullaby #5
 11.Big Sky #4