Ymusic / Beautiful Mechanical
Album: Beautiful Mechanical   Collection:Classical
Artist:Ymusic   Added:Dec 2011
Label:New Amsterdam Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-04-07 Pull Date: 2012-06-09 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jun 3 May 13 May 6 Apr 22 Apr 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 10, 2012: There and Back Again
A Whistle, A Tune, A Macaroon
4. Apr 29, 2012: There and Back Again
A Whistle, A Tune, A Macaroon
2. May 27, 2012: feelin' the music
Daughter Of The Waves
5. Apr 19, 2012: Nathin' To Do
Beautiful Mechanical
3. May 10, 2012: maximum entropy ii
Clearing, Dawn, Dance
6. Apr 14, 2012: no voices aloud
Beautiful Mechanical

Album Review
Kyle Vandenberg
Reviewed 2012-04-01
yMusic: Beautiful Mechanical: Indie classical, The New York Times’ #1 Classical Album of the Year! This young chamber sextet likes syncopation, crisp sounds, wandering melody lines, and shifting rhythms. FCC clean (all instrumental). Try 6, 3.
1) 7:39 Opening cello, with brass acting as background percussion and flitting, frantic strings.
2) 7:18 Subdued background deep strings, light flute, like a pastoral.
3) 3:05 A shorter piece, with a bit more obscure instrumentals. Less lyrical.
4) 8:46 A darker composition, one part loud and overwhelming, and one part smooth and emotional.
5) 2:09 Exotic drums, Spanish guitar, and woodwinds. Meandering and mysterious.
6) 10:16 Sounds like a skipping child, with a more steady rhythm that the others. The ending sounds like it could be the instrumental intro or ending to an indie/alt rock song.
7) 4:08 Sad and reflective horn, background guitar.
Kyle Vandenberg

Track Listing
1. Beautiful Mechanical   4. Daughter Of The Waves
2. Proven Badlands   5. A Paper, A Pen, A Note To A Friend
3. A Whistle, A Tune, A Macaroon   6. Clearing, Dawn, Dance
  7. Song