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Vaughn, Ben / Designs In Music
Album:Designs In Music Collection:General
Artist:Vaughn, Ben Added:08/2006
Label:Soundstage 15 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-06-10 Pull Date:2007-08-12 
Week Ending:8 Jul1 Jul24 Jun17 Jun
Airplays:1111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 30, 2008:Happy Hour - Coverin' for PACC
Crash Point
4.Jun 20, 2007:A2Z
Brushfire
2.Jul 05, 2007:Gavin will be back
The Stalker Pt. Ii
5.Jun 12, 2007:Sex-o-Matic Experience (with Bruce)
Avanti
3.Jun 28, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon (Full Moon)
The Stalker Pt. Ii
6.Mar 19, 2007:Cincinnati Kid
Too Happy

Album Review
Gears
Reviewed 2007-06-03 
Chilled out grooves and a retro soundtrack kind of feeling. Most tracks have guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards. Mostly instrumental with a few vocals here and there. Easily lounge or casino music. Reminds me of Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone. Many songs are perfect for a night show, while some would be great for afternoon driving or a pool party. A bit on the cheesy side. This guys produced a couple of records for Los Straightjackets and this is evident here.
Track picks: 1, 4, 8, 10 ***FCC Clean***

** 1. uptempo, silly vocals intro, funky guitar, Mancini-style
2. downtempo, bossa nova rhythm with guitar+organ
3. midtempo, cheesy whistling, swinging rhythm, hammond
** 4. uptempo and funky! cool sounding keyboards+percussion at intro
5. downtempo, chilled lounge-style music
6. downtempo, bluesy, female vocals+guitar
7. midtempo, bossa nova+mandolin (?)
** 8. midtempo, strange sounding intro, very groovy keyboards, funky!
9. midtempo, rock n' roll style! silly horns and vocals
** 10. downtempo, Morricone-style, spaghetti western soundtrack
11. midtempo, pink-panther style guitar intro, jazzy, walking bass
12. downtempo, folk-style, sounds like Ry Cooder or Neil Young (?)

Track Listing
1.Avanti 7.The Big Parade
2.Apt. 604 8.Wrong Turn
3.Too Happy 9.Frequent Flier
4.Crash Point 10.Brushfire
5.While We're Here 11.The Stalker Pt. Ii
6.Blues From Nowhere 12.Smoketree Serenade