Function / Secret Miracle Fountain, The
Album: Secret Miracle Fountain, The   Collection:General
Artist:Function   Added:Apr 2006
Label:Locust Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-08-06 Pull Date: 2006-10-08
Week Ending: Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 10 Aug 27 Aug 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 19, 2013: Pumping Iron
Prayer In Tonal Forest
4. Sep 04, 2006: Finneman's Market
City River Rock
2. Sep 26, 2006: Finneman's Market
City River Rock
5. Aug 26, 2006: What's in the Icebox?
City River Rock
3. Sep 22, 2006: Finneman's Market
The Red Hook Overview
6. Aug 08, 2006: Radio of Imagination
The Red Hook Overview

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-08-05
Chill indie ambient pop with gentle and oftentimes HIGH falsetto vocals supported by bowed whatsits and gentle picked guitar. Epic, cinematic songs use many diverse sounds and field recordings. The album on the whole evokes images of nature and the natural world. Recorded over a four-year period with over 30 musicians. Beautiful album!

FCC: 9, 12,
Picks: 2, 4, 10, 13

1. 3:52 Very soft. Repeated vox line in a gentle build with a variety of great sounds underneath and crackling fire over top; unfortunately, it comes to an end before it really reaches its peak.
**2. 7:46 Terrific - if long - sweeping pop song with a catchy descending melody and great build.
3. 4:20 Ambiance - treble sounds and simple piano/guitar. No direction.
*4. 7:56 1:00 fade-in. More upbeat, switches to atmospheric horn sounds at 3:00-5:40. 45-sec. outro.
5. 3:59 42-sec soft intro. More upbeat, straight-ahead pop and rock
6. 2:55 Fluttery instrumental. Long fade-in and -out
7. 1:00 Reversed sounds instrumental
8. 7:44 Cool, swelling intro goes from bird sounds to driving rock beat. Higher energy, a bit long.
9. 2:26 (FCC) Rolling piano near-instrumental.
*10. 3:18 27-sec intro, then funky pop instrumental. Great watery organ
sounds around 2:20.
11. 8:15 37-sec cartoony intro, then haunting, super low-energy bowed and reversed droning sounds.
12 4:00 (FCC) Very soft guitar intro, song kicks in at 1:00. Melodic and gentle pop.
*13. 3:29 Middle eastern feel with a frantic yet soft tabla beat under female vox. Transition to flutey atmosphere at 2:30.
14. 5:27 Strummed guitar and very quiet vox. More upbeat, with several near-endings.
15. 1:59 Pretty swelling atmospheric sounds
16. 4:20 Gentle, swaying tones and softly picked guitar first 2:00. Then, very gentle, pretty vox with rain sounds and drone. 45-sec fade out.

Track Listing
1. Beloved, Lost To Begin With   9. Tiger Cub Samurai
2. The Red Hook Overview   10. City River Rock
3. Prayer In Tonal Forest   11. New Music For Bowed Animals
4. Prayer In Tonal Forest   12. Electric Outcome
5. The Wind Itself   13. The Broken Shaman
6. Shards   14. Sinai (Freedom Doesn't Care What I Do)
7. Mad Light Obviating Things (I)   15. Mad Light Obviating Things (Ii)
8. Hanalei (Alone With The Real Magic Dragon)   16. Thunders Freshwater Tears