Brush, Billy / Lair
Album: Lair   Collection:General
Artist:Brush, Billy   Added:Sep 2005
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-06-25 Pull Date: 2006-08-27
Week Ending: Aug 6 Jul 16 Jul 9 Jul 2
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 07, 2006: Afternoon Snack
I Bring You Toast
4. Jul 06, 2006: Storytime!
Midmorning Lullaby
2. Aug 04, 2006: What's In the Icebox
Midmorning Lullaby
5. Jul 04, 2006: patriotism without futbol
Midmorning Lullaby
3. Jul 13, 2006: Storytime!
Don't Get Up
6. Jun 27, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
Morning Sun

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-06-25
A great debut album of impressionist pop. A nice combination of electronic and organic elements, includes both more atmospheric instrumental tracks as well as some beautiful songs (track 7 is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard in a while). Something between Air and Craig Armstrong with some influences of the 70-80’s masters of electronic music (Jarre, Vangelis). Lots of keyboards and synth but also oud, violin and trombone. FCC clean.
1. An atmospheric mid-tempo tune.
2. A la Vangelis. Synth emulating strings, harp, and of course, piano.
*3. Dominant bass and male vox. A good and powerful song.
4. A pastoral mid-tempo tune for acoustic guitar.
*5. A beautiful melancholic and romantic piano solo (think Debussy).
6. A tense soundscape with a dominant train backbone, includes both gentle sounds (cicades, or distant talking/singing), but also harsher sounds.
**7. A beautiful gentle song. Great tune, rich instrumentation.
*8. Dreamy piano and acoustic guitar with electronic sounds in the background.
9. Mid-tempo tune with a celtic violin.
10. A quiet song accompanied by an acoustic guitar.
11. A romantic classic-like short piano solo.

Track Listing
1. What You Were Dreaming   6. Don't Get Up
2. When I Was A Boy   7. Midmorning Lullaby
3. Morning Sun   8. Fall Asleep
4. I Bring You Toast   9. A Lifetime Between The Sheets
5. (Two) Lips   10. Fast-Forward 30 Years
  11. The Sweet Hearafter