Midlake / Bamnan and Silvercork
Album: Bamnan and Silvercork   Collection:General
Artist:Midlake   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Bella Union  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-15 Pull Date: 2005-01-17
Week Ending: Dec 5 Nov 28 Nov 21
Airplays: 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2024: Fermentation Station
They Cannot Let It Expand
4. May 25, 2007: The Lunchbox is Over-- :(
Balloon Maker
2. Jul 31, 2009: Trailways
The Jungler
5. Dec 04, 2004: Pop Music Show
Some of Them Were Superstiti
3. Jan 15, 2008: At Your Local Dive (with Masha!)
Balloon Maker
6. Nov 30, 2004: Storytime!
The Jungler

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-11-12
Mosly mellow, pleasant lo-fi dream/synth pop, a-la Grandaddy, Flaming Lips. Lush soundscape and noise, nasal vox.

To quote from Allmusic.com: "Bamnan and Slivercork sounds like a group of musicians trying to remake Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with toy instruments on a portable cassette recorder".

I happened to mark 2, 4, 5, 7 and 12 but it’s a pretty consistent effort, play anything.

1. Mid tempo guitar strumming, synth background and bridge, and accordion/harmonium set the tone for the rest of the record. Repeated lyrics: "They cannot let it expand". Changes with 1min left to random synth and sound effects.
2. * Very flaming lips, from the laid back vox to the instrumentation. Mid tempo, mellow noise, with quiet breaks.*
3. Very Grandaddy. Mid/up tempo, noise and synths, trebly beat, fuzzy, louder finish.
4. * Slow/mid drony vox, nice noise bridge.*
5. * Mellow, fuzzy synths, mellow vox, break midway, becomes quiet and reflective.*
6. Cool instrumental Fog-like filler.
7. * Radioheady, muted trumpet, mellow but with driving beat.*
8. Toy-ish soundscape, slow/mid tempo.
9. Mid tempo dominant drum beat and synths, some guitars. Grandaddy.
10. Heavy fuzzy beat, synths and drum roll, mid tempo.
11. Slow & delicate, acoustic guitar and vox with synth backdrop.
12. * Quiet, Thom York vox, dramatic. Short.*

Track Listing
1. They Cannot Let It Expand   7. The Jungler
2. Balloon Maker   8. He Tried to Escape
3. Kingfish Pies   9. Mopper's Medley
4. I Guess I'll Take Care   10. No One Knew Where We Were
5. Some of Them Were Superstiti   11. Anabel
6. The Reprimand   12. Mr. Amateur