Roden, Jeffrey / Seeds Of Happiness
Album: Seeds Of Happiness   Collection:General
Artist:Roden, Jeffrey   Added:Mar 2007
Label:New Albion Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-03-18 Pull Date: 2007-05-20
Week Ending: Apr 15 Apr 1
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 12, 2007: Cognitive Overload
episode of beauty
2. Mar 31, 2007: Cognitive Overload

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-04-01
Solo electric bass – minimal, chill, resonating. Between rock classical and jazz. Leans slightly new age but it’s great there. Very down-tempo, with lots of space to feel the harmonies. Short contemplative pieces. Pretty surprising melody lines. Rock-solid rhythms, intriguing shapes. Most tracks fade out by 10 seconds left.

1. Rhythmic drone under simple but lush chords.
4. Fast but soft strumming under a chill melody line.
*5. Catchy melody line that belongs in a David Lynch movie. After one minute some background sounds come in and the melody line gets slightly eastern sounding.
6. Almost a slow rock song.
*9. Kind of a rock song. Great.
*13. Almost classical guitar sounding, nice out-of-synch rhythms between two lines the last minute.
14. Slightly eerie/dissonant.
17. Super sparse and slow. Pretty.
19. A track called “the nature of solitude” that has 2 notes in the first 13 seconds :)
*20. I can’t think of anything special to say about this track, but I really like it.
22 and 23. yummy dissonant chords in the middle. 23 has 15 seconds of silence at 1:10 left.
24. Crunchy rhythmic background riff, wandering contemplative sparse melody. Second half rocks, is very pretty. Kind of a strange track really. Very end is awesome out-of-synch.

Track Listing
1. on awakening   14. episode of beauty
2. stillness   15. Exultation
3. shimmering   16. night
4. rift   17. three notes of reverence
5. certainty   18. devotion and dance
6. radiance   19. the nature of solitude
7. clouds like choirs   20. theme taken from a master
8. four vistas   21. emanations
9. labor and breath   22. reflections of a small room
10. forms, shapes, and silences   23. the sacred nature of despair
11. will without reason   24. beginnings and afterwards
12. revealed   25. invocation
13. forgiveness   26. Fulfillment