Michel, Nathan / Beast, the
Album: Beast, the   Collection:General
Artist:Michel, Nathan   Added:Jun 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-06 Pull Date: 2006-01-08
Week Ending: Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20
Airplays: 1 3 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 07, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
Simple Animal
4. May 22, 2006: Flow Sub
A to B
2. Oct 24, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
A to B
5. Jan 08, 2006: Neurotic Tonic
A to B
3. Jun 20, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
Simple Animal
6. Dec 21, 2005: Brownian Motion - Now With Bloodstains
The Beast

Album Review
Michael Shapira
Reviewed 2005-10-26
Progressive/retro mostly bright, but sometimes moody, pop, a la the early Genesis or Gong. Lead male singer that sounds a lot like early Phil Collins, maribmba, harmonica and light touches of electronica. Imaginative melodies, harmonies and orchestration. Great stuff. All songs are good, try marked ones.
*1. Complex rhythms, nice harmonies, soft male voices.
2. Instrumental. Melodica, marimba, and stuff. Complex rhythms.
3. Opens with a pastoral acoustic guitar and some electronics at the background. Turns into something a bit more moody with a guitar and male voice. Very reminiscent of early Genesis.
*4. Opens with a twirling electric guitar. Female and male voices nicely harmonized. Becomes a bit darker later.
*5. Instrumental. Opens with a guitar, whistle and harmonica. Nice progression of melody (augmented/diminished scales, I think).
6. Opens moody and floating. A jazzy piano and male lead singer join later.
*7. A dominant bass backbone. Guitar, keyboards, computer and lead singer.
*8. Fast and rhythmically changing drums, piano and lead singer. quirkier.
9. Instrumental. Opens with a very slow, pastoral acoustic guitar. Harmonica and some horns join later.
10. Opens with a similar tempo to the previous track. Acoustic guitar and female singer join later. Picks up a bit but stays pastoral. Become richer with vocals and tempo toward the end.

Track Listing
1. Dust   6. Status Dive
2. Planet   7. Suds
3. The Beast   8. Simple Animal
4. A to B   9. Ekrasel
5. Ram   10. Cricket