Elfin Saddle / Ringing For The Begin Again
Album: Ringing For The Begin Again   Collection:General
Artist:Elfin Saddle   Added:May 2009
Label:Constellation Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-09-27 Pull Date: 2009-11-29
Week Ending: Nov 29 Oct 25 Oct 18 Oct 11 Oct 4
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 27, 2009: Mittens & Garrotes
4. Oct 14, 2009: Total Pops Madness
Temple Daughter
2. Oct 24, 2009: Music Casserole
Muskeg Parade
5. Oct 09, 2009: The Lost Boys Impromptu Soundtrack
Temple Daughter
3. Oct 17, 2009: Music Rollercoaster
The Procession
6. Oct 07, 2009: Total Pops Madness
The Procession

Album Review
Rhonda Goodman
Reviewed 2009-09-23
Review for Elfin Saddle’s Ringing for the Begin Again
This CD contains music that would fit well with a video art installation or think of a Salvador Dali painting in motion. Vocals come in two languages: English from Jordan McKenzie and Japanese from Emi Honda. Music seems to be a fusion of several instruments – acoustic guitar, ukulele, xylophone, banjo, and bells – the result being a raw sound. On a good day the music sounds so earthly, you want to mold yourself to the soil. On a bad day, the music just gives you a headache. FCC clean. Try 7, 8

1. Music starts soft, volume builds – sounds like an orchestra preparing for a concert. Vocals begins about one minute intothe six-minute song. 2. Vocals from Emi – sort of like dance
music. 3. English vocals and guitar-driven folk sounding. 4. Emi’s voice is light and song is driven by the ukulele, but the presence of the tuba and double bass give song ominous tone.
5. Percussion-driven song – drums, bells – vocals come late and are more scat in nature. 6. Vocals over double bass – guitar and cymbals come in about 3 minutes into the song. 7. Sounds like a circus or carnival song. Starts quietly with
bells and the accordion(I think that’s the instrument) – vocals inJapanese. 8. Carnival or circus like. 9. Mish-mosh of many instruments.

by Rhonda Goodman

Track Listing
1. The Bringer   5. Muskeg Parade
2. Running Sheep   6. The Living Light
3. Hammer Song   7. The Procession
4. Sakura   8. Temple Daughter
  9. The Ocean