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Mia Doi Todd / Cosmic Ocean Ship
Album:Cosmic Ocean Ship Collection:General
Artist:Mia Doi Todd Added:06/2011
Label:City Zen Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-09-11 Pull Date:2011-11-13 
Week Ending:6 Nov30 Oct9 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 31 Jul 13:DJ Cat
Beach Blanket Bingo
4.Mon, 24 Oct 11:Savitri
ReAd mY liPs
2.Sun, 30 Oct 11:Hillstreet
5.Fri, 07 Oct 11:Francis D
Time Traveler
3.Thu, 27 Oct 11:MC Dizzy Jackson
The Songsmith Show
6.Tue, 04 Oct 11:glu

Album Review
Allen Thayer
Reviewed 2011-08-24 
Mia Doi Todd / Cosmic Ocean Ship
By the Ambassador

On her Ninth album, this singer/songwriter delivers some tender and beautiful tunes influenced in part by a trip to Brazil. Mia sounds like a cross between Joni Mitchell and Beth Orton with lyrics and aesthetic closer to Devandra Banhart. FCC Clean. The whole album is nice and mellow, but I recommend tracks: #5, #7, #1, #3, #4 & #10

1)* acoustic, fragile, meditative – very nice album opener with slow build vocals, acoustic guitar and hand percussion; 2) pleasant ditty about a lover in Paris, with French-pop touches; 3)* lilting, sun-drenched tune with hypnotic guitar, hand percussion and Mia’s beautiful vocals; 4)* sounding like Joni on this one, Mia skips along at a playful pace, with guitar, keys, hand percussion; 5)** gorgeous tribute to summer love – perfectly lazy and sunny with tinkling piano, quiet trap drums, guitar accents and bucolic lyrics describing the pleasures of summer; 6) slow, meditative with acoustic guitar and vocals only; 7)** great cover of this afro-brazilian classic – starts off with ghostly layered vocals, then builds into psychedelic samba towards the end; 8) fragile tune with very personal lyrics with vocals, piano, harp, finger picked guitar; 9) darker mid-tempo groove with delicate guitar and echo-y percussion; 10)* Spanish-language Chilean classic with voice, faintly strummed guitar and the slightest percussion. Very haunting and beautiful.

Track Listing
1.Paraty 6.La Havana
2.My Baby Lives In Paris 7.Canto De Menaja
3.Under The Sun 8.The Rising Tide
4.Skipping Stones 9.All My City
5.Summer Lover 10.Gracias A La Vida