Sundfor, Susanne / Silicone Veil, The
Album: Silicone Veil, The   Collection:General
Artist:Sundfor, Susanne   Added:Jul 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-06-27 Pull Date: 2014-08-29
Week Ending: Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 3 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 13, 2014: Music Casserole
Stop (Don't Push The Button)
4. Aug 20, 2014: A-philiac
Can You Feel The Thunder
2. Aug 27, 2014: A-philiac
Can You Feel The Thunder
5. Aug 13, 2014: A-philiac
Can You Feel The Thunder
3. Aug 22, 2014: Time Traveler
6. Aug 02, 2014: Music Casserole
White Foxes

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2014-06-24
Synthy Dramatic Pop. Fifth album from Norwegian singer-songwriter. Not standard acoustic-guitar singer-songwriter, this is the woman who brings her fancy keyboard setup to the open mic. Judging from the lyrics, this is not happy-mood music, more ”Apocalypse, death, love, and snow” to quote the artist, but with an up beat. I find myself liking this album in spite of myself. Vox (in English), Piano, Synth, Strings, etc. Shades of Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Bjork. No FCCs. Faves: 2,3,4,7 (maybe others I won’t admit to) ~eme o.

1. Diamonds (5:00) Quiet, echo-y start, leading into a soaring almost Kate Bush-esque vocal. Lacks a certain oomph.

2. White Foxes (4:12) Flat, depressed vocal on verses lets the sadness of the words shine through. Nice contrast with soaring vocal on chorus. Piano, percussion, synths

3. Rome (6:43) Deliberate echo-y percussion starts, then come the celestial whale sounds. Song picks up ~1:30, briefly, then slows down and in comes the vocal.

4. Can You Feel the Thunder (4:56) Piano open, pensive tone, string accents. Pretty, Bjork-y. Still ‘wall of sound’ but simpler than what’s come before.

5. Meditations In An Emergency (2:29) Slow, somewhat ominous, crescendoing string interlude

6. Among Us (4:23) Speedy electro-y beat. Strong bass. Singer is imperiled by love, like the flipside of Hall and Oates' “Maneater”.

7. The Silicone Veil (5:02) Quiet opening, electronic harp(?) and vocal. It’s almost like a medieval tune at points. Synth and percussion enter, tempo picks up, but the song maintains an essential quietude.

8. When (4:05) Simple, straightforward showcase for her vocals (and piano-playing). This works.

9. Stop (Don’t Push the Button) (4:13) Strings on alert, they melodize a warning before being overcome by synth sounds. Heavy drums enter and you wonder if this is what the strings ran from. Vocal orchestra follows.

10. Your Prelude (3:15) 80s-revival electro plus soaring vox plus piano (plus piano solo), plus dying battery fade-out.

Track Listing
1. Diamonds   6. Among Us
2. White Foxes   7. The Silicone Veil
3. Rome   8. When
4. Can You Feel The Thunder   9. Stop (Don't Push The Button)
5. Meditations In An Emergency   10. Your Prelude