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All Tiny Creatures / Harbors
Album:Harbors Collection:General
Artist:All Tiny Creatures Added:04/2011
Label:Hometapes 

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Album Review
Dave Leech
Reviewed 2011-06-21 
Artist: All Tiny Creatures, Album: Harbors [ZK 972 491]

Label: Hometapes

Open, airy, transcendent, ethereal are the best ways to describe this multi-layered indie/space rock style group. No FCCs. Minimalist vocals, always distant sounding. Keyboards add a metronome feel, guitars mostly non-distorted, tasteful drumming and sound effects add strange spice. Great album, but have the feeling many tracks could easily appear in an expensive car commercial. My picks 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11

1) airy, jangly pop rock instrumental. Kinda has a charlie brown-walking around- slightly mopey feel. toe tapping, nice. gritty little guitar lick on the end.

2) big tom beat opens this one up to space rock sounding keyboards & light guitar. mysterious sounding vocals that are whispered more than sung. very chilled out. The 1st single of the album. "An Iris" repeated with a robotic, phasered voice. This is the first single.

3) light machine gun snare refrain, climbing vocals, alarm clocks ringing, strange but familiar. ends with a stomping bass drum beat and an airy vocal.

4) keyboards making bells and electronic storm sounds. atmospheric and very short. kicks into next song immediately

5) high tones from guitar & keys complement each other, kicks in with a nice beat & most lyrics so far. seems to be an ode to the ocean. "we got our hands in our pockets, staring at the window, watching ships...catch the next wave"

6) vocal intonations over an increasingly intense musical buildup, guitar, chimes, drums, bass & keys. a slight exhilaration, like a walk that's pace makes u catch your breath for a moment.

7) straight ahead pop song, can almost make out the vocals. nice, moving bass line. very well composed piece with subtle changes all over.

8) atmospheric keyboards all over on, sampled noise, voices come in and out. band hits one repeating BOOM to accentuate the drone.

9) a slow & steady movement. once again building and building up until a few shorts hits from the band and the song ends.

10) close mikes make this one more in-the-face sounding than most tracks. similar in spirit to track #1. Lots of Ooohh Ooooohs.

11) sounds like female vocals that pretty it up on this one. Nice and steady.

Track Listing
1.Holography 6.Breathing Set
2.An Iris 7.Aviation Class
3.Cargo Maps 8.Triangle Frog
4.Valves Or Hatches 9.Reservoirs
5.Glass Bubbles 10.Tine Feature
 11.Plankton March