Axa Hour Of Dorableu / Clones Of Eros
Album: Clones Of Eros   Collection:General
Artist:Axa Hour Of Dorableu   Added:Dec 2007
Label:Fire Museum Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-04 Pull Date: 2008-07-06 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 6 Jun 22
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 04, 2008: Oatmeal: American as the 4th of July
Gashed And Bloodletted
2. Jun 17, 2008: The Afterthought
Gashed And Bloodletted

Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2008-05-05
Axa Hour of Dora Bleu
Clones of Eros

Delicate, earthy acoustic pop / experimental folk / improvised soundscapes. Low-to-very-low energy throughout, with prominent harp-like guitar and bows and less-prominent metal (cymbal) percussion, keys, over-the-shoulder fem. vox, and electronic whatnot. Sounds a little like a mush of experimental folk tunes all turned down to the level of meandering ambiance. No real sonic development in the tracks; each is its own sound. Reminds me most strongly of the Liz Janes / Create(!) project.

FCC Clean (near 'sI can tell); My picks: 4, (5)
See also: Create(!), maaaybe an acoustified Mùm... I'm not too familiar with the genre.

1) 11:16 - Feathery, wandering near-instrumental. Some nice moments when random drum noises come up in the mix.
2) 9:12 - Darker and woodsy, like a medieval forest. Diverse sections ranging from soft instrumental to low-energy noise to pulsing vamp. 13-sec in.
3) 7:12 - First 1/2: Brief segments of guitar noodling with interruptive fits from the rest of the band. Rain-like. Second 1/2: Like track 1.
**4) 10:33 - Cascading, melancholy, and folksy, with a great choice of sounds ("Here, while I reach into this piano and pluck about why don't you turn up the depth on your tremolo to a ridiculous level" etc.) Vox come up in the mix, too, and give this track a more song-like quality. Great noisy section at 7:49, with highest energy levels of the whole album. 10-sec out.
*5) 6:17 - Pensive guitar and piano accompanied by ominous rumblings that build into an oozing electronic floor. 10-sec out.
6) 6:47 - Similar to track 3, though a bit softer and quite a bit more repetitive. Very cool wailing ambiance enters towards the end. 8-sec out.

Track Listing
1. Marked For Memory   4. Incantation
2. Meaning And Zurath   5. Gashed And Bloodletted
3. Disappearing   6. Cantos Buried