Pinkmountain, Scott And The Golden Bolts Of Tone / Full Sun, The
Album: Full Sun, The   Collection:General
Artist:Pinkmountain, Scott And The Golden Bolts Of Tone   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Howells Transmitter  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-21 Pull Date: 2009-08-23
Week Ending: Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 5 Jun 28
Airplays: 3 1 2 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 10, 2009: The Songsmith Show
Song Of Solomon
4. Aug 06, 2009: in the groove
2. Aug 08, 2009: lost and found
Song Of Solomon
5. Jul 30, 2009: in the groove
3. Aug 08, 2009: Music Casserole
To Love Is To Die
6. Jul 25, 2009: Music Casserole
Song Of Solomon

Album Review
Frank Jackson
Reviewed 2009-06-17
Folksy, jazzy avant-garde, orchestral, this album has a lot going on including some really dark, depressing and devastating lyrics, revolving around a love gone wrong. Challenging to listen to at times, I found some interesting things here. Start with 1, 4, 6, 12. No FCC’s.

1. (3:47) Slow/Mid. Begins with minimal instrumentation of piano and voice leading to a full band with strings. A bit of Josh Ritter, folksy.
2. (5:35) Mid. Ominous with big band, brooding lyrics. Quieter passages with electric guitar solos and background band.
3. (1:36) Mid. Cecil Taylor on acid. Avant-garde jazz, with dreamy ending. Leads into…
4. (5:50) Mid/Fast. Dual drums open, electric guitar a la 70’s classic rock. The music and lyrics seems to try, unsuccessfully, to sound like Zappa. Tripped-out guitar solo half-way through, very psychedelic. Cool organ, leads into…
5. (3:36) Mid. Finishing thought of previous song to begin, then transcends into guitar drone and trippy, jazzy drumming. Really spacey shit.
6. (10:09) Slow/Mid. Return to ‘normalcy’, with sparse instrumentation and focus on lyrics, which are dark and foreboding.
7. (14:06) Mid. Avant-garde beginning with crazy horns, mellows out a bit, then in comes orchestral instruments. Lyrics of despair and darkness. Instrumental part in middle with electric guitar soloing. A roller coaster of emotional passages, very dramatic. Ends with a drum march and bleeds into…
8. (1:23) Slow. Percussion madness under a psychotic male/female humming.
9. (3:41) Mid. Drum-heavy, 60’s, 70’s retro sound, maybe a bit Beach Boys. Cool change half-way through. Nice standard instrumentation, bleeds into…
10. (0:50) Slow. Droney type stuff.
11. (6:51) Slow/Mid. Dark lyrics with similar dark instrumentation, including a gong and psychotic organ. Heavy shit, would not fit in well at a wedding.
12. (7:52) Slow/Mid. Strumming guitar and vocal, self-loathing lyrics. Cool organ and horn passage. Great background vocals. Big wall of sound ending, fades out, with 15 seconds of silence at end.

Track Listing
1. Song Of Solomon   7. Unforgiven
2. I Shall Not Be Released   8. Sundowing
3. Solar Flare   9. You Gave Me This
4. Lucy   10. Dusk
5. Supernova   11. Angel Of Death
6. Abyssinia   12. To Love Is To Die