Drowsy / Growing Green
Album: Growing Green   Collection:General
Artist:Drowsy   Added:Jun 2005
Label:Fatcat Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-18 Pull Date: 2005-09-19
Week Ending: Sep 4 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 3 7

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 06, 2006: Distraction-Limited
Home Hits
4. Aug 12, 2005: Flow
Great Scintillates
2. Sep 02, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Some Cursing
5. Aug 05, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Home HIts
3. Aug 16, 2005: Pop Music Show
I Watch the Sky
6. Aug 03, 2005: Epic Soundtracks

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-16
Really good lo-fi folk-pop music from Finland. Drowsy is the project of Mauri Haikenen who appears to be obsessed with outsider folkies like Syd Barrett and Skip Spence. Other points of comparison would be (Smog), Will Oldham, and Nick Drake. Most songs are just acoustic guitar, occasional piano, and some odd effects, along with Haikenen's weathered voice. Nice dynamics and lots of good quirky effects. As you'd expect from a band called Drowsy, this is lazy, mellow stuff, and too much of it will put you to sleep, but there's plenty to play on the air here. FCC Clean. Stand-out tracks: 2, 1, 4, 5.

==> 1. draggy, very Howe Gelb vocals
==> 2. pretty piano, whispery vocals, dramatic sweep
3. bouncier folk, very old fashioned ballad
==> 4. very Syd Barrett, chord organ, English ballad feel
==> 5. Skip Spencey, folky, harmonica, becomes noisy
6. mellow folk with piano
7. draggy, spacious
8. displaced noises, reminds me of Sister Lovers, gravelly vocals, spacious
9. repetitive piano and guitar guitar, vulnerable vocals
10. draggy, rough-voiced, very Skip Spence
11. gentle picked acoustic instrumental
12. piano and vocals, downcast
13. long, slow, gains in intensity, ends with over a minute of silence remaining
14. weird, midtempo, finger-snapping, odd echoey vocals, junk percussions

Track Listing
1. Some Cursing   6. Growin Green
2. Harmless   7. Cryosleep
3. Yellow Leaves & White Trees   8. No Footprints to Trail
4. Careless Me   9. I Died of Death
5. I Watch the Sky   10. Great Scintillates
  11. Plim Plom Autumn Song