Ak-Momo / Return to N.Y.
Album: Return to N.Y.   Collection:General
Artist:Ak-Momo   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Hidden Agenda Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-08 Pull Date: 2005-07-10
Week Ending: Jul 10 May 22 May 15
Airplays: 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 07, 2005: SubbingForBaptism
Time for the Muse
4. May 16, 2005: Lost and Found
Time for the Muse
2. May 20, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Time for the Muse
5. May 13, 2005: The Fifth Column: Portland is Mine, and it Owes Me a Living
Your Mother's Faith
3. May 19, 2005: Happy Hour
Your Mother's Faith
6. May 11, 2005: Epic Soundtracks
Your Mother's Faith

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2005-04-26
Swedish duo; a tiny voice like Joanna Newsom or the girl from Squirrel Nut Zippers singing; much of it is groovy tiki/lounge music sweetly filtered through a zen garden. (Ok, not all, but I really wanted to write that.) A muted, vibralicious mix of mello synths plus jungly percussion like congas and shakers. Moves through several styles: big band, brassy funk, or spacy trance --but all synth, and filtered through a groovy haze. All good stuff.
1. (2:40) delicate intricate rhythms, sunny organ & churchbells
2. (2:44) upbeat, like a major-key tango; latin-y perc.
3. (3:15) soulful, reaching, slower waltz--like a power lounge ballad
*4. (3:16) flirtatious and on the prowl (has syncopated monkey noises!) cascading flutes, vibraphone-conga-licious.
*5. (1:26) old-timey muted Glen-Miller-big-band sound
*6. (3:45) dark and fun-KAY. brass and groovy flute. Sassy.
*7. (3:26) (**FCC--”fucked,” subtle) slow crooning, and dreamy oom-pah-pah on piano (bg synth orchestra)
8. (2:59) becomes loungy finger-snappin’ groove--whistlin’ (think Sinatra)
9. (2:30) Cool, daddy-o. beatnik bongos and choral dah-doo-DAI-da da’s.
10. (3:31) fast trancey perc, spacy echoed vox, ominous aaahhs
11. (5:23) slow, echoing, breathy; pulsing strings and strange bells, like a soundtrack to a space movie
—reviewed by Mandy (la chanteuse)

Track Listing
1. Greasy Spoon   6. Time for the Muse
2. Return to N.Y.   7. Only the Stars
3. Women to Control   8. Cold War of the Hearts
4. Your Mother's Faith   9. World Traveller
5. Hollywood   10. Human Clones
  11. Boys & Girls