Crushed Stars / Convalescing In Braille
Album:Convalescing In Braille Collection:General
Artist:Crushed Stars Added:Jan 2011
Label:Simulacra Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-06-12 Pull Date:2011-08-14 
Week Ending:Aug 7Jul 31Jul 24Jul 17Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 22, 2012:The Deadly Tango
4.Aug 03, 2011:Not That Simple
Beatrice In The Otherworld
2.Aug 05, 2011:Wee Animalcules
Black Umbrellas
5.Jul 29, 2011:Time Traveler (The Songsmith Show Edition)
3.Aug 05, 2011:Time Traveler
Black Umbrellas
6.Jul 22, 2011:Time Traveler

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-06-03 
Crushed Stars is a Portland, Oregon-based band. It’s got a mild ’80’s goth influence and Todd Gautreau’s voice sounds quite like Peter Murphy’s (Bauhaus). Standard instrumentation of guitar, bass, drums, keys. Gautreau plays most instruments. It’s mostly a mellower sounding album. Some nice stuff here. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 2, 4, 8, 9.

1. (4:48) Mid. Quiet guitar and vocals to start, then band joins in. Dreamy and mellow, good country-road driving song.
2. *(4:52) Slow / Mid. Echoey vocals, plodding beat, moody and mellow. Fade-out with piano.
3. (4:33) Slow. Minimal guitar, keys. Whispered, echoey vocals.
4. *(4:35) Mid. Bigger sound here with a drum-driven, driving beat.
5. (4:24) Mid. First half, mellower, second half, drums propel the song. Guitar and keys ending.
6. (3:07) Slow. INSTRUMENTAL. Synth, piano, plucked guitar, bells. Really nice and moody.
7. (4:34) Slow. Piano predominates. Cool backing vocal. Great french horn.
8. *(4:02) Mid. Bigger sound with full band. Jangly, tingly and driving. Fades out.
9. *(5:21) Slow / Mid. Plodding beat, epic sounding with pronounced, yet subdued, drumming. Backing vocals.
10. (4:25) Slow / Mid. Guitar, keys, echoey vocals, cool horn.

Track Listing
1.Eyeliner 6.A Day Without You
2.Black Umbrellas 7.Frost On Wires
3.Sutures 8.Fall
4.Technicolor 9.Beatrice In The Otherworld
5.Spark 10.Ocean