Friends Of Dean Martinez / Lost Horizon
Album: Lost Horizon   Collection:General
Artist:Friends Of Dean Martinez   Added:Jan 2006
Label:Aero Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-22 Pull Date: 2006-03-26
Week Ending: Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 4 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 21, 2009: I once was Canadian
4. May 31, 2006: I once was Canadian
2. Jul 01, 2008: I once was Canadian
5. Apr 03, 2006: like a virgin
All In The Golden Afternoon
3. Jun 02, 2006: The Top Shelf (with my buddy marco!)
Dusk, Landfall
6. Mar 22, 2006: I once was Canadian

Album Review
Ben Wolfson
Reviewed 2006-01-21
Spartan, arid, twilight instrumental rock. This is a band that heard Ry Cooder's adaptation of "Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground" for the _Paris, Texas_ soundtrack and really payed attention--lots of warm/mournful ambience and steel or slide guitar with *just* the right amount of distortion.

Best: 1, 5, 7, *8*

1. Fades in with warm ambient steel guitar which continues throughout, then high, slow, welcoming guitar soloing on top; then muted thumpy drums. Guitar speeds up part of the way through and the whole thing builds gloriously---in this case the "GY!BE of the southwestern desert" tag seems apropos.
2. Acoustic guitar, dark wavery steel.
3. Morricone-like synthesized vox and, well, a Morricone-like guitar sound, too. Spanish flavor in some of the melody. This is more loud and rocking than many of the tracks.
4. Pastoral, pleasant tones and more synth vox; takes a melancholy downturn (in places it sounds reminiscent of the end of Radiohead's "Exit Music (For a Film)"), then opens up with entry of a new guitar part. Martial drums underscore the slowness of the rest.
5. Slow shuffle for a lazy afternoon.
6. Acoustic is back, picking out a slow Six Organs-sounding melody; there's an echoed steel part and some thrummy bass underneath.
7. Backdrop for a lengthy, distorted, intense guitar solo. Fairly out of keeping with the rest of the album, but effective---the melody underneath the soloing links it up with the sound generally.
8. Re-recording of a song from Random Harvest. Compelling melody; fairly dark but hopeful.
9. Very laid-back and relaxed. Echo on the high guitar part.

Track Listing
1. Landfall   5. All In The Golden Afternoon
2. Dawn   6. Two Hundred Miles
3. Heart Of Darkness   7. Hidden Out Of Sight
4. Somewhere Over The Waves   8. Dusk
  9. Departure