Grex / Live At Home
Album: Live At Home   Collection:General
Artist:Grex   Added:Aug 2010
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-02-27 Pull Date: 2011-05-01
Week Ending: Apr 24
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 19, 2011: Bisous Bijoux
Tater Corpse

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-02-20
Grex - Live at Home
Low density jazz-folk, dipping into psychedelic wanderings. Two person band (male & female) from Oakland pairs electric guitar with piano or flute or etc. Sparse vocals, quiet & spacey album in general, most tracks do not maintain a consistent form throughout. Neat experimental instrumentation considering all tracks (except #3) recorded live. No FCC ‘s.
My picks: 2, 6, 9
1) (1:05) Slow. Breathy and muted flute melody with sparse guitar, can easily stand alone despite labeling as “intro”
2) *(3:13) Mid. Piano & guitar echo each other with rising tempo and intensity. Neat deconstruction of meter mid-song. Vocals only on last 30sec.
3) (4:11) Slow-mid. Looping piano melody overlaid with wandering electric guitar devolves into atonal electric organ chords on top of dissonant guitar riffs. Short vocals in middle of song.
4) (5:25) Slow –mid. Very quiet lead in to :25. Piano loops same conjunct melody with flute, rain-stick sounds. Mostly a relaxing enya-esque song, but an uneasy guitar drifting in and out.
5) (5:39) Mid. A familiar classical riff underscores psychedelic jam-band-style wanderings of this track – just piano and guitar with a few brief verses of oblique harmonies.
6) *(3:25) Mid. An electric version of the classic jazz song of same title, large dynamic swings.
7) (4:21) Slow –mid. Psychedelic flute leads-in to a relatively contained electric guitar lead; scratching, squeaky toys and syncopated rattles provide rhythm.
8) (4:00) Slow. Female vocals - smooth jazz piano and a few surprise guitar entrances that still leave a lot of space.
9) *(7:27) Slow-mid. Most vocal-heavy track on album with breathy harmonies and increased density – quote Bloodhound Gang’s “the roof is on fire” leading into a Hendrix-style wandering guitar solo.
10) (2:31) Slow. Instrumental cover of Lou Reed’s “perfect day” with a short tribute to Star Wars’ theme song snuck in.

Track Listing
1. Little Me (Intro)   6. Autumn Leaves
2. Little Me   7. Serious Business
3. Feelin' Squiddy   8. Tater Corpse
4. Ankylosaurus Rex   9. Perseid
5. Retlaw   10. Perfect Day