Arborea / Arborea
Album: Arborea   Collection:General
Artist:Arborea   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Fire Museum Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-08-10 Pull Date: 2008-10-12
Week Ending: Sep 28 Sep 21 Sep 14 Sep 7 Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 06, 2017: Waste FM
Ides Of March
4. Sep 19, 2008: Oatmeal
Dark Is The Night (In The Wind)
2. Oct 22, 2009: New Playlist
Red Bird
5. Sep 07, 2008: The Zikr
Echo Of Hooves
3. Sep 23, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
Echo Of Hooves
6. Aug 31, 2008: The Zikr
Echo Of Hooves, Swan, Plains Of Macedonia

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2008-06-20

This is mostly sparse, depressing, ambient, even a bit psychedelic folk. A decent reference point would be Rivulets or a really ambient Miranda Sex Garden, but you might find others. These folks are from Maine. Starting with track 5, you begin to hear some backward tape noises (which I find thrilling, particularly in this context) and more ambiguous sounds, even strings. Vocals are female and are often used sparingly. This is really ponderous music, some of it is very good.

rec: 2, 7, 9, (also 1, 3, 5)

1 dark sparse singing, lullaby, two or more voices
2 this one seems a bit more like a more folky Cocteau Twins or something else I can't put my finger on
3 like a gothic Western, Rivulets-like
4 traditional
5 backwards tapes jell very well w/ the singing, strings come in later going back-and-forth with the singing
6 male vocals, plucking, a bit more traditional
7 slow, ambient, dark, backwards tape noise
8 starts out almost identical to 4, traditional banjo piece in C minor, soft, ethereal vocals, then more traditional almost Appalachian singing, strings come in
9 strings, dark ambient, dark lullaby
10 plucked strings, high pitched singing, nearly arpeggio, a bit less twisted
11 ambient, dark, plucked strings

Track Listing
1. Forwarned   6. Dark Horse
2. Red Bird   7. Leaves Among The Ruins
3. Ides Of March   8. Dark Is The Night (In The Wind)
4. Seadrift   9. Swan
5. Black Mountain Road   10. Echo Of Hooves
  11. Plains Of Macedonia