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Am & Shawn Lee / Celestial Electric
Album:Celestial Electric Collection:General
Artist:Am & Shawn Lee Added:Oct 2011
Label:Esl Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-04-07 Pull Date:2012-06-09 
Week Ending:Jun 10May 27May 13May 6Apr 29Apr 22Apr 15

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 27, 2012:Electrowave
City Boy
4.May 08, 2012:Time Traveler
Somebody Like You
2.Jun 06, 2012:Getting Over The Hump! (Waning Full Moon)
City Boy
5.May 04, 2012:Time Traveler
Somebody Like You
3.May 20, 2012:overtones
Jackie Blue
6.May 01, 2012:Time Traveler
Somebody Like You

Album Review
sean m
Reviewed 2012-04-01 
Celestial Electric is the result of a partnership between London multi- instrumentalist/1960s space-funk devotee Shawn Lee and slick LA vocalist AM. Citing an impressive solo catalog (most recorded under the moniker “Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra”), Lee is something of a pop genius -- stitching together records dug from deep in the crates of 1960s and 1970s lounge funk to make something surprisingly distinct in today’s lo-fi/chillwave-dominated indie scene. With AM’s perfectly suited treble, the duo achieve an extremely enjoyable set of tunes that blurs genres and eras such that without a bit of background it’d be tough to discern its origins. Something very “classic” about the effort on a whole. RIYL Zero 7, Beck, Washed Out. Check out 1, 8, 11, 9, or 6.

01. * medium tempo, sun kissed funk groove (2:47)
02. more indie, stop-go feel (3:11)
03. groovy, almost trip-hop vibe w/ a warm, round bass (3:16)
04. moody, growling bassline w/ breakbeat drums and nice vox (3:49)
05. poppy chorus over a sweet & steady groove (3:23)
06. * funky drums, great chorus. Ozark Mountain Bluedevils cover (4:52)
07. 12/8 shuffle … staccato guitar, Clash reference?? (3:54)
08. * slo-mo disco vibe, great arrangement (3:16)
09. * bossa nova rhythm, angular guitar and vocals (3:18)
10. poppier, up-tempo (4:06)
11. * soft & slow, almost Stereolab-y at points (3:34)
12. solid breakbeat groove w/ layered synthwork (3:52)

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Track Listing
1.City Boy 7.Somebody Like You
2.Lonely Life 8.Promises Are Never Far From Lies
3.Can't Figure It Out 9.Down The Line
4.Dark Into Light 10.The Signal
5.Different Forces 11.Winter Sun
6.Jackie Blue 12.Callahan