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Bathgate, Chris / Salt Year
Album:Salt Year Collection:General
Artist:Bathgate, Chris Added:05/2011
Label:Quite Scientific 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-04 Pull Date:2012-02-05 
Week Ending:22 Jan25 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 18, 2012:The Fall of Math
Own Design
3.Dec 22, 2011:The Songsmith Show
2.Jan 17, 2012:AudioVault

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-20 
Introspective, mellow folk-rock. Don’t play if you’re looking for something energetic, but this would work very well with a more chill or folk-influenced show. The instruments here are spare, to showcase Bathgate’s deep, whiskey-country voice. Doesn’t remind me of anyone, which is partly probably because I don’t really listen to folk but also b/c this is an original sound. No FCCs. Recommended 3, 7, 8, 10, 11 (esp. 3, 7, 10).

1. 4:51: downtempo, very folksy, diverse mix of instruments, inc. piano
2. 2:53: relaxed, interesting percussion, rather catchy
3*. 4:04: spare—just vocals and guitar for much of the song; lyrics = v. poetic, pretty
4. 2:34: kinda boring…
5. 4:20: melancholy, with a cool horn section in the middle
6. 3:44: repetitive
7*. 2:44: pretty cool guitar intro. Feels like everyone’s swaying as they wave their phones at a concert. But then picks up, turns into one of his more uptempo songs.
8*. 3:10: a good deal of a cappella here, which makes it really cool when the instruments come back in.
9. 4:39: really melancholy and downtempo
10*. 2:44: more uptempo and more instrumentals than on his other tracks. Great vocals: emotional and intense when the instruments pick up, but relaxed otherwise.
11*. 6:15: soothing, calm, with awesome horn section.

Track Listing
1.Eliza (Hue) 6.Borders
2.No Silver 7.In The City
3.Poor Eliza 8.Own Design
4.Levee 9.Salt Year
5.Fur Curled On The Sad Road 10.Time
 11.Everything (Overture)