Page France / ...And The Family Telephone
Album: ...And The Family Telephone   Collection:General
Artist:Page France   Added:Jul 2007
Label:Suicide Squeeze Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-11 Pull Date: 2008-01-13
Week Ending: Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 26, 2009: Music Casserole
The Joker's Joke
4. Jan 08, 2008: Time Traveler
Rooster And Its Crow
2. Oct 14, 2008: The Pressure Cooker
The Ruby Ring Man
5. Jan 01, 2008: Time Traveler
Rooster And Its Crow
3. Jan 16, 2008: Time Traveler
Rooster And Its Crow
6. Dec 26, 2007: Time Traveler
Rooster And Its Crow

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-11-09
Flowy, dreamy, happy, indie-pop/folk with Bob Dylan-sounding scraggly male vocals. Metaphorical lyricism that makes some nice introspections; the lyrics draw on Christian bible stories, but only for art's sake; you wouldn't call this Christian music. The album has a pretty uniform sound from beginning to end, with the only change really being the pace, which ranges between nearly rockin' to pretty slow. The sound, lyrics, and vocals, do a nice job of complementing one another, giving the music a strong, distinctive vibe; sounds very indie, but is nice and original, and only gets a bit boring at times because this sound doesn't vary enough between tracks.
FCC clean. Recommended: 1, 5, 10

**1. play this! soothing but upbeat soundscape of guitar, complemented by plinky, high sounding piano noises; male vocals with lyrics that go perfectly with the surreal sound

2. "wet dog afternoon" sums this one up well; slightly melancholy and resigned yet upbeat, with some horns; lyrics go well with sound: "Go and get yourself some sleep/I still love you, dear/ perhaps it gets the best of me sometimes."

3. a bit slower, with more minimal guitar, tambourine, would sound very bob dylan except for highly surreal lyrics and breakdown at end; horns and drums come in a picks up pace

4. slow guitar with that high plinky noise again; female vocals come in for harmony

*5. a bit slower; piano and guitar; male female vocal harmony throughout; plucking of some high pitched strings add nicely (harpsichord?) the very slightest tinge of a country sound

6. upbeat, nice, foot-tappin' beat, male and female vocal harmonies, interesting organ at breakdown

7. upbeat, with a noisy guitar that the other tracks don't have; other than that, nothing real special here

8. quiet, with just really soft guitar (almost sounds like a ukulele) and male vocals

9. male- female vocal harmony; starts out with plucky guitar with organ, then picks up a beat, nice amalgam of different sounds that I can't identify (that notorious plinky noise, some horns, I think as well)

*10. nice, medium tempo, with the same hypnotic guitar as in #1,tambourine, some male-female harmonies;

11. a bit quicker, more forceful lyrics (this is relative, keep in mind) than the other songs, breaks down to quiet guitar and soft female vocals

12. slower, with sad sounding horns; soft guitar, nice in a pretty sort of way

13. slow, with strong piano, male-female harmonies, tambourine

14. sounds like an ending song, with slower pace, horns, with a bit of random, chaotic noise the other tracks don't have; lyrics: "thank you all for taking me so seriously"

Track Listing
1. The Ruby Ring Man   8. The Belly In The Fish
2. Wet Dog Afternoon   9. Rooster And Its Crow
3. Mr. Violin And Dancing Bear   10. The Joker's Joke
4. Be My Pianist   11. Here's A Telephone
5. Pigeons   12. Beggar's Table Legs
6. Hat And Rabbit   13. Circus Head (Nobody Knows)
7. A Belly To The Sea   14. Casting Day