Bell Gardens / Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions
Album: Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions   Collection:General
Artist:Bell Gardens   Added:Dec 2014
Label:Rocket Girl  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-12-12 Pull Date: 2015-02-13
Week Ending: Feb 15 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 21
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 17, 2016: Life Aquatic
She Does
4. Jan 22, 2015: The Sunset Life
Darker Side Of Sunshine
2. Feb 12, 2015: Meow
Take Us Away
5. Jan 22, 2015: Moonlight Impressions
Darker Side Of Sunshine
3. Jan 31, 2015: Music Casserole
She's Stuck In The Endless Loop Of Her Decline
6. Jan 12, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
She Does

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2014-12-11
Soft, opulent, beachy, quietly psychedelic chamber pop featuring—wait for it—Brian McBride of drone heroes Stars of the Lid. With the help of eight session musicians, he and his collaborator Kenneth James Gibson ([a]pendics.shuffle) have made something that, above all, feels like a particularly romantic and lush take on slowcore. (I’m thinking Mojave 3’s Ask Me Tomorrow.) I especially like all the pedal steel. Really, really pretty stuff to swoon to. All songs are some degree of slow. Favorites: 1, 2, 5, 9. No FCCs.

1. *(5:52)— First half is sad and enveloping like early Mojave 3. Second half is wide-eyed alt-country with strings.
2. *(5:52)—Free and easy, a little bouncier and twangier.
3. (6:26)—Orchestral intro. More melodramatic. RIYL Low, Coastal.
4. (1:55)—Instrumental. Strummed guitar, spacey drones.
5. *(4:23)—Nocturnal, keening. Vocal harmonies, tambourine.
6. (5:07)—Poppiest, most strident track here. Big and psychedelic, with horns and sun-damaged vocals. Orchestral outro. Definitely RIYL Spiritualized.
7. (3:42)— Partially a piano ballad. Surprisingly drum-heavy. Droning outro.
8. (1:43)—Instrumental. Slow, orchestral, surprisingly similar to AWVFTS’ Atomos.
9. *(5:37)—Epic, dreamy, major-key psych pop. Lots of background vocal harmonies.

Track Listing
1. Darker Side Of Sunshine   5. She's Stuck In The Endless Loop Of Her Decline
2. Silent Prayer   6. She Does
3. Sail   7. Trust Lost Trust
4. Joan's Ambulance   8. Avere
  9. Take Us Away