Various Artists / Inside Looking Out - a
Album: Inside Looking Out - a   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Sep 2004
Label:Nmc Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-13 Pull Date: 2004-11-14
Week Ending: Nov 14 Oct 24 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2005: All This and Mor: Best Singles of 2004
4. Oct 05, 2004: All This - And Mor!
Music Makes no Sense
2. Nov 09, 2004: All This - And Mor: The Events of Nov. 2nd
Music Makes no Sense
5. Sep 29, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
All I Wanted Was to Call Ind
3. Oct 19, 2004: All This - And Mor!
Blowing Balloons
6. Sep 28, 2004: The Literate Pop Fan

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-05
Inside Looking Out – A Compilation of Israeli Singer/Songwriters

Excellent English-language collection of indie Israeli artists. Indie pop and sing/song style, some more experimental. Mostly mellow tracks, all are great: these guys make me proud! Lots of different influences, but keeps a coherent feel nonetheless. The collection name is very proper: in English, these artists face little chance of making it in their own homeland. I had a very hard time picking tracks. Play anything, or start with 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, but PLAY it!

1. * Mellow indie-pop tune with Beatles harmonies.*
2. FCC ("Shits") Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson-like vox, guitar strumming, and surprisingly soaring electric guitar solo.
3. ** Oriental-style percussion on a dark New Wave tune, last 20 secs again bring Jethro Tull to mind. WOW.**
4. Dream pop / trip hop, delicate and beautiful.
5. * More dreaminess, Mercury Rev vocals, mid/slow tempo but picks up pace beautifully with guitar and piano. *
6. Guitar folk/rock, in the space between Nick Drake and Elliot Smith.
7. ** Strange, mesmerizing, magical, sweet female vox, soooo charming, call it trip hop? Whatever: play it! **
8. Folky sing/songwriter, vox not unlike Robyn Hitchcock.
9. Guitar pop, nice solo, pleasant vocals.
10. *Lush lo-fi (is this an oxymoron?) Great tune; appears also on the artist's solo album the station owns.*
11. Jangly mid tempo New Wave tune.
12.*Female vox, piano that can make you cry, lyrics about music and life, great!*
13. E-pop, dark and weird and slow. Drony synths and deep vox.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Lenses Blowing Balloons
2. Gospel Zombie Feel Much Better (Compilatio
3. Morphlexis For Emily (Is It All?)
4. Tsuky Rainy Day
5. Shafrir Happy
6. Erez, Amit Clever and Strong
7. Or, Rotem Charges
8. Levy, Omri Long Journey Ends
9. Fond A Picture of Your Hair
10. Jay Walk Snail All I Wanted Was to Call Ind
11. Shrugged June
12. Areddy, Hadara Levin Music Makes no Sense
13. Fandoza, Ricky Bus to Outer Space