Grex / Second Marriage
Album: Second Marriage   Collection:General
Artist:Grex   Added:Nov 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-25 Pull Date: 2012-04-28
Week Ending: Mar 4
Airplays: 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 28, 2016: Oh Messy Life
3. Mar 01, 2012: American Beauty
Anything For You
2. Mar 01, 2012: Nathin' To Do
Up Popped The Snake
4. Feb 29, 2012: The Fall of Math
The Whole World Window

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-18
Pop that's cerebral and prog-like, with nice melodies and bursts of noisy guitar. Chamber-pop duo that uses elements of prog, folk, modern classical, and, yeah, big noisy guitar. Performed by the Bay Area husband-and-wife duo of Karl Evangelista and Rei Scampavia, plus various guests (drums or sax on many tracks, e.g.). No FCCs detected.

Warning: WIDE dynamic range, i.e., really quiet parts followed by really loud parts. DJs, watch your levels as you play this one.

1- Spastic noisy guitar juxtaposed with calm sweet vocals.
2- Bouncy slowish guitar; very delicate vocal line
3- Quiet, slightly sinister pop. Catchy, careful, low-key groove, a bit proggy. Some chamber-y free improv.
4- Low-key, morose pop. Sublime jazzy guitar solo.
5- Pretty instrumental (fans of very early Genesis take note)
6- Slow-moving: Gentle and pretty instrumental, some nice piano and guitar figures. Quiet, creeping vocals.
7- Gentle, pretty song (with loud buzzy guitar).
8- Neat instrumental, gets into a cooking tiki-room feel, w/sax
9- Pretty sunrise melody; searing acid guitar
10- Folky pop. Listen for the change in mood in the lyrics!
11- Dark Western-style ballad, gets into a long frenzied guitar solo. Very cool stuff, and it does seem to be about Eric Dolphy.
12- Slowish, eerie.

Track Listing
1. Bistellar   7. The Whole World Window
2. Stump Fuckers   8. Bip-Bop
3. Up Popped The Snake   9. Down
4. Be Jelly   10. Anything For You
5. Small Sad Creature   11. The Ballad Of Eric Dolphy
6. Ouroboros   12. Omicron Persei