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Voices And Organs / Orphanage
Album:Orphanage Collection:General
Artist:Voices And Organs Added:08/2006
Label:Western Vinyl 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-08-27 Pull Date:2006-10-29 
Week Ending:29 Oct22 Oct15 Oct24 Sep17 Sep10 Sep3 Sep

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 10 Oct 09:Eme O
Music Casserole
4.Thu, 12 Oct 06:Rob
Finneman's Market
2.Tue, 24 Oct 06:The Bawd Of Euphony
Lick my moody guitar show
5.Tue, 10 Oct 06:The Bawd Of Euphony
lick my moody guitar show
3.Thu, 19 Oct 06:Rob
Finneman's Market
6.Tue, 10 Oct 06:Kristle
What's in the Ice Box?

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-08-22 
Wet, spooky lo-fi indie pop. Almost drone. Muttered, delicate vocals stay low in the mix under brooding instrumentation and softly crunching, urban sounding loops. If Ester Drang somehow awoke bleary-eyed in a Dickens novel, this is probably how it would sound. Or something. The music is a little to the left of blurry chamber pop, and throughout is very low-energy and pretty, with rich mixed instrumentation. Brings to mind the movie Eraserhead. See also Múm, The Album Leaf

FCC Clean. Picks: 1-2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 17

Note: most songs run together, with cold starts/stops throughout.

**1. 1:09 Great, though short, fuzzy melodic loop.
*2. 5:10 Low energy. Lazy piano intro, dissonant factory sounds under soft melody. Drooping vox. Shifts to swirly noise at 4:27.
3. 1:45 Fuzzy muttered song.
*4. 4:28 Hopeful/sad teeter a la Pink Floyd's "Goodbye Blue Sky". Wind sounds at 1:57, then transition to very low energy lo-fi piano and reeds.
5. 3:43 Great screechy intro into lo-fi piano dirge. Nice build with scratchy sound clips. Wandering vox.
6. 1:37 Plucked guitar; indie singer/songwriter ditty
*7. 3:38 Rubbing and crackling sounds under gently drifting melody. Slow transition to bubbly sounds by end
8. 3:21 Blurry, with abrupt transitions and echoey delay.
*9. 4:29 Slow, unique distorted horn (??) intro, then electronic drum ticking under reversed, bent instrumentation and very soft vox. Neat sound.
**10. 4:01 Dreamy, spooky intro and bouncy, sticky melody with simple, hollow percussion.
11. 5:21 Very low energy; slowly drifting and droning sounds.
**12. 4:40 Hollow, jazzy guitar. Childish and sunny.
13. 1:12 Industrial and urban crowd sound loops.
14. 0:54 Drone filler.
15. 2:23 Dripping reversed melodic loops and sounds
16. 2:32 Mashed-up drones and sound clips. Similar to 11. Noisy machine noise at end.
*17. 3:20 Lazy back porch melody with la dee da vox.
18. 2:24 Mournful, melodic anthem closer. Switches to soft drone 1/2 way through. Closes with chattering noise.

Track Listing
1.Melodikka (Orphanage Intro) 10.As We Grew Young
2.Any Day Now 11.Sundays
3.Trees Are Bending Shades To Shapes 12.Boychild
4.Staircase, Attic And Out The Window 13.Screamer
5.Reaching For Trees In Dreams 14.Singer
6.Idle Words On Empty Pages #1 15.Back And Forth
7.Ghostwriting 16.Polyphony Of Banality
8.Nestlings 17.Idle Words On Empty Pages #2
9.Through The City, Through The Lights 18.Orphans