Vetiver / Vetiver
Album: Vetiver   Collection:General
Artist:Vetiver   Added:Jun 2004
Label:Dicristina Star Builders  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-30 Pull Date: 2004-10-31
Week Ending: Oct 31 Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5
Airplays: 3 4 1 5 4 2 5 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 28, 2014: The Sunset Life
Angel's Share
4. Aug 31, 2010: meltdown
Angel's Share
2. Apr 01, 2011: microclimate
Angel's Share
5. May 16, 2007: Where the Girls Are
Angel's Share
3. Jan 27, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Angel's Share
6. Apr 18, 2005: Lost and Found
Angel's Share

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-30
Local songwriter creates an interesting minimalist sound somewhere between acoustic folk and pop. You can sometimes here influences but they are way off in the distance, like alt-country, blues, and old British folk. Story telling is main gist of the lyrics. He’s pulled together a couple guests and some of the songs were written together with these people. Devendra Banhart plays on a lot the record and helped write tracks 4 and 5. Joanna Newsom plays on track 6. Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) sings on track 8 and Colm O'Ciosoig (My Bloody Valentine) on tracks 9 and 11.
**1. Short, minimalist, and slow with prominent cello. Catchy.
2. Nice intertwined acoustic guitars, one finger picking and one strumming. Some tapping or foot tapping for short percussion interludes.
3. Straight folk finger picking with hippy leanings. Is it 1971?
4. A bit faster and less minimal sounding with few lyrics. What lyrics there are “she wanted love, love, crazy love, love, love, love, love, crazy love’ are repeated and sung with more intensity. Goofy but fun.
5. Soft, multiple guitars, and multiple vocalists with Banhart’s voice showing up more prominently. Cello and violin somewhat answer the vocals.
6. Strummed guitar, nice violin, and Joanna Newsom’s harp. This is a slow summer walk.
7. Short. Strummed guitar and violin. Pleasant story.
**8. More old folk sounding finger picking. Male and female vocals.
**9. Poppy but still acoustic. Catchy with quiet guitar and nice violin/cello. Catchy chorus. There is a louder, more rock sounding chorus at the end were the drums come in.
10. Quiet beginning. Guitar, violin and cello sort of fade in. Track doesn’t change much or go very far.
11. Track wonders slowly with most of the sounds heard on the disc, drums, multiple guitarists, soft vocals, violin, and cello.
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Oh Papa   6. Amerilie
2. Without a Song   7. Arboretum
3. Feather on   8. Angel's Share
4. Amour Fou   9. Luna Sea
5. Los Pajaros Del Rio   10. Belles
  11. On a Nerve