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Singer, Liam / Empty Heart of the Chamele, th
Album:Empty Heart of the Chamele, th Collection:General
Artist:Singer, Liam Added:Mar 2005
Label:Tell-All Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-05-15 Pull Date:2005-07-17 
Week Ending:Jul 17Jul 10May 29May 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 21, 2006:What's in the Ice Box?
Father I See
4.May 23, 2005:The Panoply
One Day
2.Jul 15, 2005:Distraction-Limited
One Day
5.May 17, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
3.Jul 07, 2005:SubbingForBaptism
Water Rushing at You

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-05-11 
Liam Singer – The Empty Heart of the Chameleon – Tell-All Records
Reviewed by Peter 5-02-2005

Pretty, light acoustic piano and airy vocals comprise the majority of this album. Piano is very pretty throughout, slightly experimental at times. Album reminded me of Nick Drake-style, sad, simple music, especially on vocal tracks. Lyrics are simple and straightforward.
Instrumental tracks are solid, especially 3 and 7. For vocal tracks 10 and 4 are best.

FCC Clean
1. 1:11 – Short, dark piano piece with background rumble.
2. 1:18 – Short, sparse piano and male vox. Mid-tempo but very down-beat.
3. * 1:52 – Fast, pretty solo piano piece with an energetic crescendo at the end. Beginning Moby feel turns more classical by end.
4. * 2:35 – Mid-tempo piano and male vox. Nick Drake sound – dark piano, but airier vox.
5. 2:16 – Mid-tempo, piano is not so dark – more upbeat (relative to other tracks) with twinges of sadness and haunting ghost-sound in background (sounds like a musical saw).
6. 2:17 – Down-tempo, piano and theatrical, operatic female vox. Silence for a second or two before last :25 (then resumes w/ faltering vox).
7. * 2:07 - Another pretty piano solo. Down-tempo, melancholy and nicely-done.
8. 3:42 – Very slow, down-tempo piano and high, airy male vox. Simple, folky lyrics.
9. 2:36 – Piano with ethereal, warbling effects in background. Piano part is more experimental than other tracks.
10. * 4:18 - Mid-tempo, more upbeat than other tracks. Piano and male vox. Might be best vocal track and it’s certainly the most substantial. Vox are same airy indie/folk vocals as throughout. Piano reminded me of early, melodic Tom Waits at times. Solid.
11. 0:53 – Mid-tempo, pretty piano with wordless, haunting male/female vox overlaid.
12. 0:59 – Like first track – sparse, low, dark piano. Sinister and experimental.

Track Listing
1.... 7.Elegie
2.The Last 8.When I Am Laid in the Earth
3.Water Rushing at You 9.Asthma/Rivets in Water
4.Father I See 10.One Day
5.Tying Shoes/Climbing Stairs 11.Hannah's Dance
6.Between My Lips, Which Did S 12....