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Ulery, Matt / Loom / Music Box Ballerina
Album:Music Box Ballerina Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ulery, Matt / Loom Added:08/2008
Label:Woolgathering Records 

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Add Date:2008-08-31 Pull Date:2008-11-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:2 Nov19 Oct5 Oct7 Sep
Airplays:2112

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 31, 2008:Memory Select
Scott Free
4.Oct 03, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Constant
2.Oct 31, 2008:The Rent Party
Good Morning
5.Sep 05, 2008:Memory Select
Good Morning
3.Oct 17, 2008:Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
Constant
6.Sep 05, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Scott Free

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-08-31 
MATT ULERY’S LOOM: Music Box Ballerina
Woolgathering, 2008

MODERN JAZZ - Led by an eclectic bassist, this odd Chicago sextet incorporates elements of American and European folk music, with a dash of indie-rock thrown in. It’s a sort of rustic modernism, familiar yet fresh and unique, with sweet melody anchored by stomping drums.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8

1. 4:49 – scurries and stomps; the melody and rhythm suggest 90s indie-rock
2. 10:03 – prancing melody bridges melancholy solos, an Appalachian dream; picks up energy for violin solo in the second half
3. 6:13 – light, familiar melody; band surges around sax solo
4. 9:01 – tense intro, then an easygoing ballad with a few harmonic twists
5. 6:51 – old-world intro, gently spinning tune w/clompy rhythm, several moods
6. 6:11 – soft ballad in unusual tones, pretty vox by singer Grazyna Auguscik
7. 8:25 – relaxed intro, bright Balkan sound with striding rhythm; strong violin
8. 11:22 – fat circus music waddles and reels, breaks down; discordant accordion for 2 minutes, band drags its way back, bizarre ending

[ Fo ] 31-Aug-08

Track Listing
1.Scott Free 5.Constant
2.Kentucky Animal Orchestra 6.Slow And Awake
3.Good Morning 7.Pink Sea And Wondering Without
4.Liguria 8.House Logic