Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante / North Green Down, The
Album: North Green Down, The   Collection:General
Artist:Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante   Added:Mar 2011
Label:Lidar Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-12 Pull Date: 2012-04-15
Week Ending: Mar 11 Feb 19
Airplays: 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 10, 2012: Everything.
The North Green Down (Part Ii)
4. Feb 17, 2012: Songs: Cantan
No Greater Pain
2. Mar 07, 2012: meow
A Worn Out Life, The North Green Down (Part Vi)
5. Feb 15, 2012: The Fall of Math
Wat We Kwijt Zijn
3. Mar 05, 2012: Ghost Trees
Nobody Is Ever Safe
6. Feb 13, 2012: Ghost Trees
No Greater Pain

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2012-02-10
Gentle, melodic melancholy. Dakota Suite is the name of Chris Hooson’s musical project, which has transitioned from crooning, Red House Painters-esque sadcore into fragile classical/ambient over the years. The album is inspired by Hooson’s last moments with his late sister-in-law. The man is entrenched in sad situations -- he’s a social worker and used to work at a mental hospital. Errante contributed to the last Dakota Suite remix album and adds subtle electronic manipulations, drones, whooshes, and effects that add drama to the plaintive, yearning, lush, acoustic “home listening” (Boomkat) sounds. RIYL: Peter Broderick, Max Richter, A Winged Victory for the Sullen.

1. Melancholic piano pattern and lightly picked guitar layers. (3:36)
2. Entrancing. (2:38)
3. Slow guitar strum and loose Japanese feel. (2:37)
4. Sustained piano chords, restrained orchestral elements. (5:25)
*5. Lusher, ringing repetition with gentle come-down and more ambient sounds. (3:56)
6. Soft woodwind, melodic piano tonal wash. (3:40)
7. Almost upbeat chamber feel, but still longing. (5:14)
8. Sad, held violins and simple piano, with some subtle looped touches. (4:02)
9. Cinematic solo piano in a Kevin Spacey movie. (3:50)
10. Buoyant, layered strings and unoffensive piano chord jabs. (3:45)
*11. Ambient sounds, acoustic guitar instrumental, warm. (1:49)
12. Long, slow, rich instrumentation, bitter. (6:05)
*13. Hypnotic, electronic percussive undercurrent, “nice sounds” of guitar and horns on top. (5:51)
14. Layers of lightly picked guitars that sound like harps, strong bass throb and stringed angelic relaxation. Somewhere between Lickets and N5MD. (5:58)
15. Major echoey, cinematic, stringed violin and piano drama. (10:41)
16. Warm guitar stride and lavish strings. (5:02)
17. Dreamy Japanese new-agey hum. (1:52)
18. Gentle sustained piano pattern and moody guitars/bass come in. (3:38)

Track Listing
1. The North Green Down (Part I)   10. They Could Feel The End Of All Things
2. Leegte   11. Nobody Is Ever Safe
3. A Hymn To Haruki Murakami   12. A Loveless Moment
4. Le Viti Del Mondo   13. No Greater Pain
5. The North Green Down (Part Ii)   14. The North Green Down (Part V)
6. The North Green Down (Part Iii)   15. The North Green Down (Part Vi)
7. A Worn Out Life (With Cello)   16. A Worn Out Life
8. Away From This Silence   17. Wat We Kwijt Zijn
9. The North Green Down (Part Iv)   18. The North Green Down (Part Vii)