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Olausson, Jakob / Morning & Sunrise
Album:Morning & Sunrise Collection:General
Artist:Olausson, Jakob Added:01/2012
Label:De Stijl Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-02-25 Pull Date:2012-04-28 
Week Ending:15 Apr25 Mar11 Mar4 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 13, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Riding On The Wind
3.Mar 05, 2012:Ghost Trees
Doctor's Deeds
2.Mar 22, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Don't Drown In Sorrows
4.Mar 02, 2012:Songs: Cantan
Doctor's Deeds

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-02-20 
Swede Jakob Olausson plays psychedelic folk-rock bringing to mind late 60s – early 70s Brit folk rockers like Pentangle, Renaissance, Fairport Convention. A highlight is the multi-layered, multi-textured guitars. Usually there’s a simply strummed acoustic plus at least two electrics: jangly, fuzzy, reverbed, or whatever. It makes for an interesting, sort of druggy sound. The lowlight, sadly, is the singing. Wish I could say it’s an acquired taste, Leonard-Cohen sort of thing, but the truth is he’s just not a very good singer. Far too often he finds a note by process of elimination, till he finds one he likes. Still this is worth a listen.

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1 * Medium slow. Twangy, chiming guitar. Vox is sort of a Gregorian-chant drone. (5:25)
2 Slow folk ballad. Trombones glide less than this guy’s singing. (5:56)
3 ** Mid-tempo. Twangy guitar. Vox mixed back. Time travel to 60s psychedelic (4:26)
4 Very slow. Dream like. Can hardly distinguish anything through the thick haze. (3:38)
5 Slow. Animals or Doors-like organ adds interest. Lead guitar is jangly but solo improvisations lose their way. Vox is especially muddy. (3:04)
6 Dominated by a ridiculously amateurish drumming effort; can’t keep time. (3:16)
7 * Nearest thing here to a proper song: a hummable, catchy melody and a lyric with verses and a refrain, even memorable hook. A real nice jangly guitar too. (4:27)
8 Slow & hazy. A bit druggy. Production may have a hint of Alan Parsons Project (or maybe not). Singing drops down into a deeper baritone that works better for him. (4:57)

Track Listing
1.Don't Drown In Sorrows 5.Neptune
2.Keep The Sky From Falling 6.Engraved Invitation
3.Riding On The Wind 7.When Your Bridges Burned
4.Morning And Sunrise 8.Doctor's Deeds