Miller's, Allison Boom Tic Boom / Otis Was A Polar Bear
Album: Otis Was A Polar Bear   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Miller's, Allison Boom Tic Boom   Added:Jun 2016
Label:Royal Potato Family  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-07-04 Pull Date: 2016-09-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17
Airplays: 1 1 3 4 2 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 02, 2016: Rebop
Slow Jam
4. Aug 18, 2016: Forest for the Trees
Otis Was A Polar Bear
2. Aug 25, 2016: Forest for the Trees
High T
5. Aug 14, 2016: K-Area
3. Aug 19, 2016: Rebop
Lullaby For Cookie
6. Aug 13, 2016: Music Casserole
High T

Album Review
DJ Woodie Wood
Reviewed 2016-07-05
1. Mid-fast light latin feel featuring clarinet (7:12)
2.Starts mid-fast, disjointed voices in cool counterpoint, then harder straight blues rock. Mixes the two, 2.5 minute drum solo, then outro similar to intro (9:29)
3. Mid-slow cool jam. Straight drum, rich piano voicings, breathy trumpet lines. Violin takes a solo (5:26)
4. Mid straight. Intro pentatonic folk pizzicato violin. Horns come in, then piano at 1:30 with huge arching lines. Violin, trumpet, clarinet solos. Outro with nice homophony. (7:25)
5. Intro mid tempo rock drums with trumpet, clarinet in unison. Falls into atonal piano/clarinet duo, then tutti. Gets back to the rock beat, still mostly atonal. Some awesome moments (5:36)
6. Slow ballad. Starts with trumpet melody over rock beat and simple piano and clarinet lines. Deconstructs to drums flourishing over simple piano parts, builds up to powerful ending, really shows off Miller’s drum chops (3:49)
7. Mid tempo light track overall. Introduces theme tutti with prominent drums, Huge piano solo, violin making strange (see: awesome), band reconvenes without drums to a totally different place than intro (5:58)
8. Mid but heavy. Intro homophonic horns in huge contrast to completely nuts atonal piano and hard drums. This cuts out to piano playing melody over simple drum beat. Then to similarly nuts violin solo over piano harmony and drums. Add voices until atonal piano comes back, huge build up then resolves to clarinet solo, pulling back into nothing (5:57)
9. Slow ballad (lullaby). Intro features bass over piano. Then legato trumpet over huge piano and drum flourishes. Band comes in underneath. Atmospheric, resolves to tasteful major chord (5:24)
10. Mid-slow. Minimalist rhythm clarinet and pizz violin intro, drum comes in with slow straight beat. Features clarinet and piano. Revisits themes from other pieces. Unique ending (6:08)

Track Listing
1. Fuster   6. The Lstener (For Josh Cantor)
2. High T   7. Hoarding The Pod
3. Slow Jam   8. Otis Was A Polar Bear
4. Staten Island   9. Pig In A Sidecar
5. Shimmer   10. Lullaby For Cookie