Murray, Eleanor / For Cedar
Album: For Cedar   Collection:General
Artist:Murray, Eleanor   Added:Oct 2008
Label:Anonymous Monk  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-05-03 Pull Date: 2009-07-05
Week Ending: Jun 28 Jun 14 May 24
Airplays: 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 16, 2017: National Treasure
A Midwest Winter
4. Jun 10, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
Walk Home
2. Jun 25, 2009: Jokers Wild
5. May 20, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
3. Jun 24, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
The Last Meal
6. May 19, 2009: 408's Finest

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-05-01
Artist: Eleanor Murray
Album: For Cedar
Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Folk Sounds Like: Kim Richey, Laura Veirs, Kathleen Edwards
Personal Picks: Tracks 5, 9, 10, General: Sleepy mood harmonies that dream with “one-eye open”. Basically Murray delivers melancholic folk music that pursues an introspective and minimalist style—giving off a vibe that is both soft spoken and revealing. Her graceful combination of traditional acoustic guitar picking and emotionally twitching vocals makes this a good soundtrack for heartbreaks, campfire moments and sunless days.

Track Descriptions (NO FCC’s detected): 1. Today (3:56) Has a country folk/bluegrass feel like an old western-lullaby with ethereal vocals. 2. Julie (3.53) Repetitive chord progressions that alternate between picking and strumming—putting the listener into a slow tempo-ed trance 3. Walk Home (4:12) Slower than the previous number, although the cello provides something new 4. Joseph’s Song (4:20) The base line sets the rhythm to a medium paced progression that builds and retreats, cello carries the melody over simple guitar strumming 5. River (4:02) Has an upbeat “indie-folk” feel with Fiest-like vocals and a fun country-bounce 6. Electric Sky (5:16) Trembling articulations of the voice try to convey emotion—another slooww track. 7. The Last Meal (5:29) A more bitter and daring tone with a flare of Damien Rice, gets into a groove and sticks with it 8. All the World in Bloom (4:11) Seems depressing with lots of cello and monotonous minor chord picking, sparse vocals 9. Healing (7:07) Loudest song, some nice and light percussion, contemplative but engaging, a low repeated guitar riff throughout until half way then a marching band drumming style enters and replaces the rhythmic blah of monotonous guitar picking, vocals return with a sound that is more “folk-rock”, sets a perfect stage for a dramaturgy entitled “the light at the end of a post-breakup tunnel” 10. A Midwest Winter (4:26) Very pretty light finger picking with delicate vocals that reflect some sort of nostalgia on life, love, and nature, again--slow paced

Track Listing
1. Today   6. Electric Sky
2. Julie   7. The Last Meal
3. Walk Home   8. All The World In Bloom
4. Joseph's Song   9. Healing
5. River   10. A Midwest Winter