Jasmina Maschina / Demolition Series, The
Album: Demolition Series, The   Collection:General
Artist:Jasmina Maschina   Added:Jun 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-12-07 Pull Date: 2009-02-08
Week Ending: Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 18 Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 14
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 31, 2013: Music Casserole
Learning To Fly
4. Jan 28, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
2. Mar 17, 2009: The Dark Knight Returns
5. Jan 17, 2009: Music Casserole
3. Feb 03, 2009: The Space Jam Revival Hour
Sweet City Sue
6. Jan 08, 2009: Power Hour

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2009-01-27
Subdued folk with experimentation in electronics. Jasmina Maschina is one half of the post-rock duo, Minit, and it is no surprise that this album is so richly atmospheric, beyond a normal folk album. The album features guest musicians who add guitar, melodica, piano, drums, and additional vocals to the mix. This is a strong album, very mellow, warm and has enough unique touches to make it different. FCC violation on track 5.

1. Simple folk with textures of strings and other subtleties (3:41)
2. Some sort of woodwind instrument and an organ open the track, light backing vocals, warm, slightly repetitive outro (4:08)
*3. Subtle textures and drenched guitars slowly build to smoothly gorgeous choruses, probably the most accessible song on the album(4:07)
4. A dark melody precedes layered guitars, and an unidentifiable instrument’s solo(2:10)
5. FCC violation, vocals and guitars are poppy, builds to an atmospheric bridge and perhaps a horn(?) adds another texture/layer(4:55)
6. Intro sounds almost Eastern, melodica present?, (3:41)
*7. Slow piano, acoustic guitar with some delay effects, changes directions mid-song and shifts to a an uptempo jammy-type outro(5:57)
8. Production sounds very Iron & Wine, percussion is subtle and a bit experimental, really pretty incorporation of disparate elements (4:33)
9. Like track 8, folk core is surrounded by countless inputs of texture subtlety, samples, guitars, effects; lots of feedback end the track(8:09)

Track Listing
1. Sweet City Sue   5. Sister
2. Holy Holy Holy Word   6. Sit With Me
3. Over   7. Slow Walker
4. Learning To Fly   8. Under Sea
  9. Asleep (Minit Variation)