Boxharp / Loam Arcane
Album: Loam Arcane   Collection:General
Artist:Boxharp   Added:Mar 2010
Label:Hidden Shoal  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-10-03 Pull Date: 2010-12-05
Week Ending: Nov 21 Oct 24 Oct 17
Airplays: 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 18, 2010: abra's airwaves
Who Are Your People (South Shoal)
4. Oct 19, 2010: the seductardation of palo alto city council
The Postcard
2. Nov 17, 2010: Brownian Motion
Who Are Your People (South Shoal)
5. Oct 16, 2010: lost and found
Who Are Your People (South Shoal)
3. Nov 14, 2010: the seductardation
The Postcard
6. Oct 11, 2010: Egg of Columbus Day

Album Review
tony echo*
Reviewed 2010-09-22
Boxharp are a UK electronic duo, singer Wendy Allen and producer Scott Solter. Solter has worked with Mike Patton, Superchunk, and St. Vincent. Allen’s lilting, ethereal vocals make you believe she’s a fairy, elf, or some other supernatural creature. Loam Arcane is a 4-song EP, with a discordant electro-folk-pop first half and a spaced-out, abstract 2nd half that BLISS-centric DJs will dig. These songs would make a great contribution to the soundtrack for a future Lord of The Rings or Avatar installment - take that for what it’s worth.

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1.* 3:47 midtempo drum-n-bass/breaks. Stanford choral ensemble-esque vocals, fast modulations yet precise, over discordant yet beautiful melodies.

2. 3:18 slower than #1, more conventionally pleasant, with much less percussion. More choral vocals, backed by choral noodling. Basic, piano-based melody.

3.** 3:27 haunting, string- and synth-based melody with light scuffing percussion in the background. vocals are beautiful.

4.** 5:43 instrumental. most blissful track on the EP. long, pleasant string and synth chords with light, interesting percussion - scraping and water drops. aims to be epic, good soundtrack for trekking across vast stretches of grassland or forest. warning- last 0:30 is almost silent.

Track Listing
1. Fanfin   3. The Postcard
2. Rainbirds   4. Who Are Your People (South Shoal)