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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 5Nov 28Nov 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 31, 2009:Trailways
The Jungler
4.Dec 04, 2004:Pop Music Show
Some of Them Were Superstiti
2.Jan 15, 2008:At Your Local Dive (with Masha!)
Balloon Maker
5.Nov 30, 2004:Storytime!
The Jungler
3.May 25, 2007:The Lunchbox is Over-- :(
Balloon Maker
6.Nov 25, 2004:Fiction Romance - Thanksgiving Marathon
Balloon Maker

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