|Swift, Richard / Walking Without Effort/The Nov|
|Album:||Walking Without Effort/The Nov||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Swift, Richard||Added:||May 2005|
|Add Date:||2006-07-02||Pull Date:||2006-09-03|
|Week Ending:||Aug 27||Aug 20||Jul 23||Jul 9|
|1.||Apr 26, 2007:||Finneman's Market |
|4.||Aug 15, 2006:||lick my moody guitar show |
|2.||Oct 19, 2006:||Finneman's Market |
|5.||Jul 22, 2006:||What's in the Icebox? |
|3.||Sep 22, 2006:||Finneman's Market |
In the Air
|6.||Jul 18, 2006:||lick my moody guitar show |
Excellent singer/songwriter, sounds like Nilsson yeah! Well produced pop, guitar or piano based tracks with plenty of other instruments- about six people in his band. Two 'records', two discs- artist goes thru great effort to seem like he's from vinyl days but, no, this is post-y2k. Great pleasant overall sound with plenty of little changes to keep you interested. Just about every track swell.|
The Novelist (I prefer this disc)
1.intro, warbly victrola turns to dreamy lullabye instrumental & happy bit at end.
2. beatbox, swaying music and modulations, gets lusher. Proposing to Lady Day.
3.Klezmer sounds and marching snare, a touch of Dixieland, cool harmonizing on some vocals.
4.warm. banjo-like sounds under well-recorded bass, guitar, hammond.
5.delicate music-box beauty of an instrumental bridge track.
6.piano & expressive pretty singing, 3/4 time waltzing
7.continuation of 6, instrumental ending, play together
8.Happy sweet with a tinge of regret. Piano & band. 6/8 time? Starts w/a little of prior track but it's a different song.
Walking Without Effort (sadder)
1.Pretty but forgettable instrumental intro, fades into next track
2.Low energy pop/lite rock. Acoustic guitar + singing joined by electric & handclap beatbox.
3.Love the horns. Depressed. Beck-like ending.
4.Minor key lonley song. strummed guitar, woodblock & vibraphone
5.slow 3/4 time, picks up a little, love song
6.plodding but it has its moments
7.Easy, slow, downer. Chorus' instruments have Beck-like arrangement, but not the voice.
8. just piano & his voice all the way through. minor key. sparse intro, then strong and gentle.
9.Cries out with a full band.