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Hill, Emma / Clumsy Seduction
Album:Clumsy Seduction Collection:General
Artist:Hill, Emma Added:09/2010
Label:Shut Eye Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-11-07 Pull Date:2011-01-09 
Week Ending:12 Dec

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2.Dec 07, 2010:Double Daydream Disaster
Lady Of The Sea

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2010-10-31 
Emma Hill, “Clumsy Seduction” (Kuskowim Records, 2009)
Reviewed by Abu Ramses – FCC (“cunts,” “boobs,” “giving head”) ON 3rd PART OF TRACK 15

2nd album of rural Alaska-born, now Portland, OR (yeah)-based singer-songwriter Emma Hill. Acoustic country, folk & Americana. Lyrics mostly about lost love. Big, smoky, soulful, voice sounds more mature than her 22 years. Recalls Sarah McLachlan. Unexpected tempo changes. Instrumentation by the “Gentleman Callers” - guitar, viola, pedal steels, piano, bass, banjo, mandolin & percussion.

Try tracks 1 (but the percussion is too big for my taste), 2, 7

1. Lady of the Sea – mid-tempo, searching for love, nice viola - 3:27
2. One Glass Too Many – “love me if you want but just don’t lead me on” starts slow and speeds up after pedal steel country sound comes in about half-way - 2:51
3. Your Fool – down-tempo, afraid to love you - 4:46
4. We Do Better in Bed – mid-tempo with sudden shifts. Solo guitar & vocal - 3:38
5. Crazy – down-tempo, shifts between solo guitar and fuller instrumentation. “just don’t call me crazy, it drives me mad“. - 4:33
6. We Laughed All Night – mid-tempo with pedal steels & piano - 2:27
7. Clumsy Seduction – mid-tempo, solo guitar and vocal, then viola plus more - 4:16
8. Midnight Phone Call – down-tempo ballad of unrequited love - 4:18
9. Goodbye – mid-tempo. I took the road you didn’t, w/ banjo - 3:13
10. Billy – down-tempo ballad. Mourning for a dead lover. Solo guitar & vocal. Harmonies by Sara Sally Gordon - 4:23
11. Doctor –down-tempo with harmonies by Sara Sally Gordon - 4:11
12. My Own Best Friend – in praise of beer, cigarettes, career vs. lost love - 3:05
13. Today – mid-tempo, finger picking guitar and banjo - 3:46
14. I Am the Rock, You Are the Wind – mid-tempo, longing for wandering lover - 3:32
15. Highway 101 – down to mid-tempo with the full band. Ends at 4:35. No sound until new song begins at 5:08. Same at 7:45, but new song after 2 secs - 11:26

Track Listing
1.Lady Of The Sea 8.Midnight Phone Call
2.One Glass Too Many 9.Goodbye
3.Your Fool 10.Billy
4.We Do Better In Bed 11.Doctor
5.Crazy 12.My Own Best Friend
6.We Laughed All Night 13.Today
7.Clumsy Seduction 14.I Am The Rock, You Are The Wind
 15.Highway 101