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Hine, Thomas / Into The Bottomlands
Album:Into The Bottomlands Collection:General
Artist:Hine, Thomas Added:03/2011
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2011-09-25 Pull Date:2011-11-27 
Week Ending:30 Oct16 Oct9 Oct
Airplays:111

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 29, 2011:Music Casserole
The Archivist
3.Oct 08, 2011:The Crooked Spoke Adjacent
The Archivist
2.Oct 09, 2011:lost and found
Into The Bottomlands

Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2011-07-20 
970-578

Colorado-based Thomas Hine is a folk/roots musician.His music reminds you a little bit of Simon & Garfunkel. Beautiful lyrics & singing.This album was inspired by many road-trips that Hine’s made from Colorado to Kentucky & covers quite a bit of American history right from pre-history to the expanding surburbia of modern times. The titles of the songs reflect the subject pretty accurately and the lyrics make you think.

Try 1, 3, 5, 7,9,13,16.

1. The title song of the track. Stunningly simple lyrics rendered beautifully.
2. Tinged with anguish about the impact of growing cities. Slow.
3. Instrumental. Again very simple & appealing.
4. Slow. Listen to the words. A bit sad.
5. Mid-tempo. Mellow.
6. Starts slow & stays that way. Homage to Yeomen farmer.
7. Opening sounds like a beautiful lullaby. Is that a xylophone? But, thenwhen the lyrics kick in it is far from the soothing words of a lulllaby. Interesting song.
8. Less than a minute long. Harmonica & guitar riff. Nice.
9. Very interesting & catchy tune. Who knew you cd sing a tune abt eels this way?
10. Less than 20 seconds. Nice flute riff.
11. Very slow & thoughtful song about modern day politician.
12. Pensive lyrics. Nice tune about where do souls go? They go to brokedown world.
13. Slow. A lovely commentary about actors. How did he put this song together? Nice.
14. Less than a minute long instrumental. Folksy.
15. Mellow & pretty tune.
16. Slow tune about a mirror collector. Hines spins his musical magic in this tune.

Kamla July 18, 2011

Track Listing
1.Into The Bottomlands 9.The Honourable Gordon Land's Eels
2.On The Rivers (Trilogy Of The Indigenous, Pt. 1) 10.Sargasso Sea
3.The Woodlands (Trilogy Of The Indigenous, Pt. 2) 11.My Politician
4.Give Me My Eyes Back (Trilogy Of The Indigenous, Pt. 3) 12.Brokedown World
5.The Archivist 13.The Actor
6.Yeoman Farmer 14.A Small Horse
7.Sheriff Cook (Deputy's Lament) 15.The Bottomlands
8.To The Sea 16.Mirror Collector