Rfcl / Heart Of The Music Box, The
Album: Heart Of The Music Box, The   Collection:General
Artist:Rfcl   Added:Jul 2009
Label:Black Note Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-04-25 Pull Date: 2010-06-27
Week Ending: Jun 27 Jun 13 Jun 6 May 23 May 16 May 9 May 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 26, 2010: lost and found
4. May 22, 2010: lost and found
Cracker Jack Crowns
2. Jun 09, 2010: Lyric Ballads/Spider Rave
In The Velvet Forest
5. May 19, 2010: Brownian Motion
3. Jun 02, 2010: Beatnik Bourgeoisie
In The Velvet Forest
6. May 12, 2010: Beatnik Bourgeoisie
Cracker Jack Crowns

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-08-26
RFCL/ The Heart of the Music Box

experimental drone, noise loops, noise makers, unorthodox instruments. This is great. Dubby experimental atmosphere, where acoustic noise, haunting vocalizations and heavy bass come together. Radio Free Clear Light showcased their Music Box performance art piece at SoMArts in SF. Their goal was to perform an improvised invocation utilizing all the elements that entered the space, and transformed a portion of the gallery into a living music box. pretty pretty cool.
all tracks lead into next
FCC Clean Try 6, 8, 9, 11

1. quiet froggy drone, to spoken word “I am real” strong kick bass. 2. wavering helium sucking ghosts and electronic clicks, keeps main wails over developing beats bits of spoken word at end 3. tinny, deep percussion, static echoes quirky, off-kilter, long drawn out rabbles and groans and vocal trembling 4. scratchy noises and croaky claps, strange almost electronically bubbly and cymbal like noise over deep bass 5. twinkly robots having hallucinations, brooding drone tone develops behind and gets crazy loud and gurgly like electro-robot-frogs eating impolitely 6. steady tone and low-key R2-D2 noise and airy drone, picks up into twinkly lush area 7. becomes very pronounced catchy beat sounds like thick shakers and hail hitting a skylight tinny, chime like bursts. beat-driven until last two minutes dissipates into lush sounds, and hypnotic, melodic drone 8. quite the irritable computer noises and growing tones in background 9. quieter, more eerie, slightly more minimal at beginning, turns into interesting mid-tempo beat 10. rattling sandy, knocking, bassy synth, coin drops, robots 11. really shakey/rattley, like cracker jacks or coins spinning on a metal surface, picks up techno, electronic beat 12. Longer track, starts with abrupt percussion, wailing singing, and growing background tone, more minimalistic and quieter than previous tracks superbbbbb!

Track Listing
1. Real   7. When These Things Come To Play
2. Ghost In The Box   8. Wind Um, Watch Um
3. Cacophonous Lounge   9. If They Could Find The Blue Fairy
4. Hidden Workings   10. The Shade Beneath The Bowing Ballerina
5. They Will Live   11. Cracker Jack Crowns
6. In The Velvet Forest   12. From Wish To Will