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Cherry, Neneh / Blank Project
Album:Blank Project Collection:General
Artist:Cherry, Neneh Added:Mar 2014
Label:Smalltown Supersound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-03-21 Pull Date:2014-05-23 
Week Ending:May 25May 18May 11May 4Apr 27Apr 20Apr 13Apr 6

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 15, 2022:Down the Rabbit Hole (rebroadcast from Apr 12, 2014)
Blank Project
4.May 21, 2014:Meow After Midnight
Blank Project
2.Jul 24, 2014:The Sunset Life
5.May 17, 2014:Live Your Life
Across The Water
3.May 25, 2014:The Sunset Life
6.May 16, 2014:A Visit From Drum
Blank Project

Album Review
Graham Anderson
Reviewed 2014-03-20 
Neneh Cherry / Blank Project / Smalltown Supersound

Electronic / acoustic / soul / rock / funk behind a compelling voice

Acoustic kit and synthetic-effect bass combine with raw vocal talent and spare orchestration for an unforgettable indie soul /funk album. Compelling song structure and electronic rock-influenced beats. A fantastic album of genre exploration and just-centered-enough songs.

RIYL: Ava Luna, Four Tet, Little Dragon, Robyn,
Janelle Monae, Lykke Li

1. 3:29 * Sparse also vox, African hand drum and wooden shakers, inexplicable speed-up slow-down of beat for a few measures. Meaning-laden feminist Judeo-Christian-influenced lyrics.
2. 4:05 ** “ass” at 1:17 Synth 8-bit bass, frenetic jazz-inspired drums, synth ringing bell, frantic vox, cash-register-bell cymbal hits. Dissonant guitar drone, lyrics describe a young hectic couple, marching snare fills. Excellent!
3. 3:57 Synth snare & triangle stuttering intro & outro, synth key fills, striving hopeful lyrics, chanting chorus, wild tribal feeling, synth string interlude.
4. 4:19 Droning down tempo synth bass, R&B beat, sexy vox, lyrics seductive yet repelling, fever & addiction
5. 5:47 Distorted synth power chords, rim click bossa, just enough cowbell, Motown-Pop chorus, 6/8 bridge, empowering lyrics
6. 4:10 * Electronic / acoustic kit funk beat, and soul vox. Later, bass clave w/ hats marching cadence and syncopated vox. Stuttering vox over stuttering keys and synth pad. Excellent piece of music!
7. 5:21 FCC throughout, Down tempo Gamelan sound, synth building atmosphere, sultry vox, cymbal rolls
8. 5:15 Up beat rock beat, alarm-like bass, second younger vox, sparse track with cool bass solo
9. 5:12 ** Intro: naked storytelling vocal with syncopated straight rimclicks, followed by building bass into EDM-style dance beat and vox that makes you want to jump up. Closes with a ghostly howl; don’t miss.
10. 7:21 FCC @ 1:39, Muted-trumpet effect vox throughout, Dance hi-hat, blues rock vox, dense synth pads for a wall-of-sound, encapsulating feel. Mad laughing.
Graham Anderson

Track Listing
1.Across The Water 6.Cynical
2.Blank Project 7.422
3.Naked 8.Out Of The Black (Ft. Robyn)
4.Spit Three Times 9.Dossier
5.Weightless 10.Everything