Janela, Luke / Blue Star
Album: Blue Star   Collection:General
Artist:Janela, Luke   Added:Feb 2005
Label:<No Label Info>  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-16 Pull Date: 2005-12-18
Week Ending: Nov 20 Oct 30 Oct 23
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 14, 2005: asymptotic freedom
The Waves
3. Oct 17, 2005: Asymtotic Freedom
The Waves
2. Oct 25, 2005: Foreplay and Sex Wax
The Waves

Album Review
Kathryn Todd
Reviewed 2005-11-21
Emo with a cello. Male vocals, high and fragile, mostly about love and loss. Some songs are sweet and propulsive, others murkily dark. There’s a really nice acoustic guitar, serviceable cello and vocals, but some songs are sullied by a cheesy drum machine. FCC’s: Track 3
Track 1: Spare dark intro. Builds slowly to a brighter, more layered sound, with drums, cello, acoustic guitar, voice. (4:56)
Track 2: Sweet, with an insistent guitar rhythm. Lyrics: “I miss you.” Ends with one dwindling note. (3:14)
Track 3: FCC: fucking, although I’m not totally sure. (2:26)
Track 4: About fireworks, and some chick. Double-tracked vocals. Minor key, happy lyrics. “This is what it feels like / to want nothing more.” (3:59)
Track 5: Short instrumental. Vile drum machine rhythms. Sunny guitar line. Organ! (1:12)
Track 6: Childlike, surreal story. Bright, rhythmic. Abrupt ending. (4:20)
Track 7: ** Slow quiet intro. Cello against solo vocals. Vaguely reminiscent of an a capella spiritual. Dark. Acoustic guitar & drums come in and sound brightens halfway through, with occasional returns to spareness. (4:30)
Track 8: Very short instrumental. More of the vile drum machine and wavy organ. (0:31)
Track 9: Long quiet drum machine intro. Rhythmic guitar and storytelling vocals. Clapping. Ends with yelping. (4:28)
Track 10: Murky plucked cello. How much pitch bending can there be before something is just out of tune? Slow. (4:45)
Track 11: ** Lucscious intro with sustained cello and plucked acoustic guitar. Vocals have a waltzy rhythm. (3:00)
Track 12: Instrumental. Folky strummed guitar. Vile drum machine. (0:37)
Track 13: Cheesy drum machine and sustained backing vocals remind me of Enigma. (4:36)
Track 14: Bright metallic-sounding strummed guitar with mumbly vocals. Choral-esqe baking vocals multitracked. (4:18)

-Anna Charlotte

Track Listing
1. Perfect Wind   8. Driving Ii
2. Present Tense   9. The Most Lost of All
3. Empty Wheel   10. Pendulum
4. Matches Burn Low   11. The Waves
5. Driving I   12. Driving Iii
6. Upside Down   13. Half Past Three
7. Architects   14. Jump From Star to Star