Factor / Lawson Graham
Album: Lawson Graham   Collection:General
Artist:Factor   Added:May 2010
Label:Fake Four Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-06-27 Pull Date: 2010-08-29
Week Ending: Aug 8 Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4
Airplays: 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 07, 2010: Music Casserole
Missed The Train (Ft. Gregory Pepper)
4. Jul 09, 2010: Quasi Music Therapy
Blown Away
Oh Oh Andy (Ft. Nomad), Blown Away
5. Jul 04, 2010: the velvet futon
Blown Away
3. Jul 10, 2010: lost and found
Oh Oh Andy (Ft. Nomad)
6. Jul 01, 2010: Abra's Airwaves
That's How I Feel About It (Ft. Myka 9)

Album Review
mr. esq.
Reviewed 2010-06-18
as reviewed by mr. esq.

producer's music? indie, hop hop, 60's psych pop.
this is a variety platter. very becky.
(sometimes it's beefhearty.)
songs shift genre gears, seamlessly.
factor is a canadian producer (aesop rock, pigeon john, etc, etc. too many to mention. there are also too many featured artists to mention. they are credited on the back cover track listing.)
'lawson graham' is named after&dedicated to factor's grandfather. and it's pretty damn good.
there are a few moments where it's just lame.
for the most part, the combinations work out pretty well.
and some of it's really funny. loved it.
SUGGESTED TRACKS:1, 2, 6, 7, 11, 13

*1. really cool, moody short piece. rain&railroad tracks. sad croon to end. *2. sweet indie pop&beats. yearning vox into phone answering machine -and out- ends with strings. sweet cheese. 3. starts like indie pop, goes hip hop. then female vox talks-sounds like kim deal. really sounds like beck, musically. lead vocals are folky. nice sudden end. *4. who does the vox sound like? beck? this one's more moody, reflective. sad&lovely. 5. half rap/half indie. goes from one to the other, and juxtaposed nicely. ending kinda builds like 'a day in the life', but without the blow up. *6. BEST TRACK: various media collage, subliminal. tape loop vox, soft piano=this is beautiful. *7. pop time transported from the 60's. sounds like it could be for a kids t.v. show. really fun. 8. really lame. really, really lame. the rap is crap, and the indie wimp and rappy just don't juxt =fuck it. 9. oh, how demented! sounds like ghost kittens at the sudden start. they stick around. through the rap: they want milk. 10. moody begin, like first track. then it hits a rap that just doesn't de la soul right. *11. starts out like it's gonna be lame, but it's kinda cool&quicklike: male rapper=cadence reminds me of yoko. great beats&tweaks. arty poppy, catchy quirky. 12. quirky. two vocalists, rapping&shakespearian ghosts. it's perfect comic chemistry. music is kinda bowie, circa 1980. ends w/someone taking a hit...*13. to this little building eno ecosphere. really nice. 14. sudden drums start. cakey. sea chanty to rap. it's like rolling on the sea. funny story. 15. he's back in the ghetto! got a caddy and a 40 -oh this is too hacky=skip it! 16. nice. haunting female vox. mid eastern drums. 17. hack rap -skipper! 18. sad piano underwater, under tape, under tape. sad. hits into rap.

Track Listing
1. Bengough Station   10. Popstravaganza (Ft. Josh Martinez)
2. Missed The Train (Ft. Gregory Pepper)   11. They Don't Know (Ft. Pigeon John)
3. Ain't Nothin' Gonna Change (Ft. Barfly & Heresy Mae)   12. That's How I Feel About It (Ft. Myka 9)
4. Every Morning (Ft. Cars & Trains)   13. Stoned As You
5. Living In A Vacuum (Ft. Sole & Radical Face)   14. The Fall Of Captain E.O. (Ft. Ceschi)
6. Blown Away   15. Went Away (Ft. Moka Only)
7. Oh Oh Andy (Ft. Nomad)   16. Not What They Seem
8. More Than Love (Ft. Kirby Dominant)   17. Battle Scars (Ft. Def3)
9. Mental Illness (Ft. 2mex)   18. Lawson Graham