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Berthiaume, Antoine / Small Tease
Album:Small Tease Collection:Classical
Artist:Berthiaume, Antoine Added:09/2010
Label:Monorail Trespassing 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-03 Pull Date:2011-06-05 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:5 Jun22 May15 May8 May1 May17 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 02, 2011:Lost Verses
Lotsa Fizz
4.May 01, 2011:lost and found
2.May 21, 2011:Music Casserole
Lotsa Fizz
5.May 01, 2011:SONGS: Cantan
Des Caramels Pour Eva
3.May 12, 2011:Lost Verses
Chamallow Toine
6.Apr 24, 2011:lost and found
Oh Mary!

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-03-27 
Downright pleasant and calm: Folky guitar-led instrumentals with a touch of country twang. VERY surprising given this guy usually hangs with avant-garders like Fred Frith. It's not quite Americana -- chords often get dissonant, without breaking the serene mood. Think of it as a cross between new age (in a good way) and folk. Probably too pretty for avant-garde shows and too slow for rock/pop shows, but... there's certainly a place for it.

Berthiaume's guitars (acoustic, some electric) are the star, but you've also got occasional drumming and bass, a steel guitar (2) and a string trio (11).

1- Charming twang plus drums
2- Heavy guitar vibrato, slow, some dreamy steel guitar
3- Gentle waterfall flow of notes, a few dissonant moments
4- Pleasant intro, into mysterious chords finger-picked
5- Calm swaying, nervous scratching percussion
6- Banjo? Steely, bouncy sounds, a quietly joyous sun shower
7- Tough cowboy-film tones, a bit of a departure. Cool.
8- Sleepy, nice, very Western
9- Chiming new agey tones, shimmery
10- Bright, sparkly
11- Mid/slow and pretty; adds strings for some edgy tones

Track Listing
1.Small Tease 6.Falling Skittles
2.Lotsa Fizz 7.Malabar
3.Solstice Et Reglisse A L'anis 8.Chamallow Toine
4.Forgotten Gummy 9.Oh Mary!
5.Des Caramels Pour Eva 10.Carambar
 11.Biscuit Vole