Tomo / For Many Birthdays
Album: For Many Birthdays   Collection:General
Artist:Tomo   Added:May 2006
Label:Daft Alliance  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-02 Pull Date: 2006-09-03 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Aug 13 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9
Airplays: 2 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 23, 2010: Big Love Show
Le Me (See) Think? See?
4. Jul 21, 2006: Friday sub, and Sparks!
2. Aug 07, 2006: The National Congress Of Vaselines
Time Is Me And It's Moving
5. Jul 17, 2006: Akinetic Mutism
Little Appiarance
3. Aug 07, 2006: Akinetic Mutism
Whistle Wind
6. Jul 13, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Time Is Me And It's Moving

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-06-24

Complicated electronica. Very polyrhythmic + polyphonic, vaguely aleatoric. Tone colors aren't too varied, bleeps + bloops of an older synth. Though the sounds can be aggressive, the overall mood of the tracks tends to be playful. Tracks have a couple different sections, the songs definitely evolve. The music is busy, at best an electronica marching band, at worst spaghetti in a blender...hard to take in large doses. Almost all tracks are med tempo. All instrumental. NO FCCs.

1-(5:22) Fire Alarm, trill/machine gun stutter perc. melody split between fire alarm + childlike synth.
2-(3:50) Snaky synth line over chaotic soundbed of clatters. Gets sparser halfway through.
3-(4:48) A hip hop beat, but the drum machine has been accidently rewired randomly through a synth.
4-(4:18) Four on the floor... 11/4. Nintendo bubbles, milliwatt tones. worrying strings.
5-(4:05) Underlying crickets loop. Busy with two melodies lots of looped rhythms.
6-(4:40) Slow, deliberate melody. 1/2way picks up, floor tom, creaking door, pfunk noises. Last 40s rattles.
7-(5:39) watery bass melody, looped rhythmic clatter.-3:30 quiet. motifs re-enter 1 by 1 but with variation.
8-(5:22) looped guitar+banjo with more+more effects. Last minute space age interference.
9-(3:38) Fast and busy.
10-(3:48) Obviously syncopated/stuttered with snare hits. More Prefuse-y.

Track Listing
1. Time Is Me And It's Moving   6. Little Appiarance
2. Save As Not My House   7. More And More Is Coming
3. Figureskate   8. On Kee Three You Five
4. Sometimes Dreams Shouldn't Come True   9. Le Me (See) Think? See?
5. Whistle Wind   10. How Much I Understand Not