Saraiya, Ami / Archaeologist
Album: Archaeologist   Collection:General
Artist:Saraiya, Ami   Added:Sep 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-02 Pull Date: 2011-03-06
Week Ending: Jan 9
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 17, 2011: Treeswinger Radio
Memphis Train
2. Jan 07, 2011: Everyday Commotion
Memphis Train

Album Review
Kyle Vandenberg
Reviewed 2010-12-18
Ami Saraiya: Archaeologist. Folksy, catchy, old-timey feel. A throwback to the days of bars featuring “Big Bands,” except this is a one-woman show. FCC on track 7. Try 2, 6, 10.
1) Glockenspiel and strumming bass.
2) Strikingly emotional vocals, and head-nodding drums.
3) The title track features swooning vocals and a slow-moving melody.
4) Methodical melody twists in this strings-heavy song.
5) Gypsy-sounding accordion instrumentals, gaining in frenzy over time.
6) Soulful, almost blues-y. Quite intense towards the end.
7) FCC Calm, almost country-sounding guitar and piano.
8) Foreign language, quite gypsy-sounding.
9) A mournful ballad, with quivering violins.
10) A lyrical, deliberate piece. Beware, the final 30 seconds is silence.
11) Ami layers her own vocals, with acoustic guitar.
Kyle Vandenberg

Track Listing
1. Vegas Moon   6. Memphis Train
2. Sour Mash   7. Lullaby Song
3. Archaeologist   8. Intaha Ho Gayee
4. Up, Down, And Charmed   9. Colder Meaner
5. Interlude   10. Tangleweed
  11. Sweet Chariot