Bell, Olga / Krai
Album: Krai   Collection:General
Artist: Bell, Olga   Added:Jul 2014
Label: New Amsterdam Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-07-11 Pull Date: 2014-09-12
Week Ending: Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 3 6 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 13, 2016: A Visit From Drum (Friday the 13th)
Perm Krai
4. Aug 21, 2014: Homeward Bound
Khabarovsk Krai
2. Oct 09, 2015: A Visit From Drum
Perm Krai
5. Aug 20, 2014: Brownian Motion
Krasnodar Krai
3. Aug 29, 2014: Octagonal Banana
Khabarovsk Krai
6. Aug 14, 2014: Amber Waves
Khabarovsk Krai

Album Review
DJ Muscat
Reviewed 2014-07-09
Genre: Russia, avant-folk, avant-pop, avant-avant

Release from Russia-born Dirty Projectors member Olga Bell. Each track is sung in Russian and describes a different region of her homeland. Musically, the record maintains a balance between complexity and accessibility making for an immersive listening experience. Highly recommended. No FCCs.

Others: Bjork, Owen Pallett, of Montreal, Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens

1. (6:53) * Tentative start, almost like an orchestra tuning before gorgeous Russian vocals enter. Bass and simple percussion build a nice groove. Wanders through a few patterns. Beautiful crazy stuff.
2. (4:25) Begins with howls then a deeper register voice accompanied by sparse guitar. Slight folk feel. Strange and dark.
3. (4:35) *** Picks up the pace with some awesome drumming and a brighter melody.
4. (6:13) * Chorale vocals with guitar and violin swells. Mid-tempo electronic beat. Patiently develops in complexity. Wow.
5. (3:02) Mysterious, eerie feel.
6. (3:04) ** Ecstatic vocals, pounding percussion, and hyperactive strings.
7. (3:28) Ominous, tense instrumental build before angelic fem vox enter.
8. (5:14) **** Drum hits and a few vocals then transitions into a near dance groove with schizophrenic snare hits and low pitch shifted vox. Standout track.
9. (2:36) * Cooing vocals and a distinctly foreign flare. One of the most energetic, loudest tracks.

Track Listing
1. Krasnodar Krai   5. Krasnoyarsk Krai
2. Altai Krai   6. Primorsky Krai
3. Perm Krai   7. Zabaikalsky Krai
4. Stavropol Krai   8. Khabarovsk Krai
  9. Kamchatka Krai