Splinter Group / Blowinig Down Blue Sky
Album: Blowinig Down Blue Sky   Collection:General
Artist:Splinter Group   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Leo Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-05-12 Pull Date: 2003-07-14
Week Ending: Jun 22 Jun 1
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 06, 2010: On The Warpath
Snowman #1
3. Jun 19, 2003: Interim Sneak Attack Takeover
Snowman #1
2. Jun 21, 2003: On The Warpath
Snowman #1
4. May 31, 2003: On The Warpath
Snowman #1

Album Review
Joe Brenner
Reviewed 2003-04-29
Splinter Group's "Blowing Down Blue Sky" is a
strikingly beautiful release. Sharp and murky;
noisy and musical; intelligent and visceral --
near perfection.

(Their publicity quotes come from "The Wire":
it figures.)

(1) Begins slow, dark, ominous and strange...
a slow pulse comes in, then some wailing female
(2) A fast, danceable piece
(3) Quite an excursion, 16 minutes and worth it:
starts slow and sinister with odd little high
licks crawling around on the floor. It closes
with a humming drone. In between the female
vox comes in ("what happened to the snowmen?")
it builds, gets increasingly noisy and almost
bouncey, then reaches a total wall of noise
that eventually fades to let a clean bass lick
come through. Oh, and there's a pulsing/blippy
passage in there before the end...
(4) A quiet, spacey piece.
(5) A quick, oddly awkward drum rhythm with
unrecognizeable female vocals.
(6) Goes through many changes, but maintains a
fast, throbbing quality throughout. Develops
a striding, driving feel.

Track Listing
1. Spoon   4. Shadow
2. Egg Shell Necklace   5. Blowing Down Blue Sky
3. Snowman #1   6. Sleeping not Sleeping