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Stares, The / Spine To Sea
Album:Spine To Sea Collection:General
Artist:Stares, The Added:Jan 2006
Label:Web of Mimicry 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-02-12 Pull Date:2006-04-16 
Week Ending:Mar 12Mar 5Feb 26Feb 19

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 09, 2006:Rock in a Position
From The Sky
4.Feb 22, 2006:Foreplay and Sex Wax
Disconnected Again
2.Mar 02, 2006:Eran Mukamel (Farsi spirituals)
Killing Time
5.Feb 18, 2006:Biff Bang Pow
From The Sky
3.Mar 02, 2006:Rock in a Position
From The Sky
6.Feb 16, 2006:Rock in a Position
Disconnected Again

Album Review
Ben Wolfson
Reviewed 2006-02-10 
Dreamy, melancholy/romantic pop with some nice arrangements courtesy Eyvind Kang. Male and female vox, generally slow-moving melodies and tempos. Many of the songs (eg 1, 5) have a torchy feel, though they are not torch songs. The album as a whole is pretty samey.
Best: 1, 4, 6,

1: Sultry female vocals, glacial but excellent brass arrangement (love the French horn).
2: Primarily male vocals, this is more straight-ahead in arrangement, plodding drums.
3: Male/female tradeoff on vocals. Stirring string arrangement and chiming guitars.
4: Minute-long spare instrumental lead-in. Noiry lyrics; female vox. This song is very slow. Rises to a relatively intense (but no faster) climax.
5: Mostly instrumental in the beginning, full arrangement. Female vox.
6: Male vox. Upbeat (relative to the rest), with a more active arrangement.
7: Duet.
8: This track has a bass clarinet, which is good, but is otherwise fairly ordinary.

Track Listing
1.Disconnected Again 5.1 2 3
2.8,000 Feeet 6.On Repeat
3.Killing Time 7.Fine Arts
4.From The Sky 8.Forget The Souvenirs