Rainbow Arabia / Boys And Diamonds
Album: Boys And Diamonds   Collection:General
Artist:Rainbow Arabia   Added:Mar 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-04-03 Pull Date: 2011-06-05
Week Ending: Jun 5 May 29 May 22 May 15 May 1 Apr 17 Apr 10
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 05, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jun 2, 2012)
Nothin' Gonna Be Undone
4. Jun 07, 2011: broken flowers
2. Nov 22, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
5. Jun 03, 2011: Death Control
Jungle Bear
3. Jun 02, 2012: New World Disorder
Nothin' Gonna Be Undone
6. May 25, 2011: Panorama Barbeque

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-03-30
Rainbow Arabia – Boys and Diamonds
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/30/11
Global pop (maybe I just made that term up?) Husband and wife from LA with musical (especially percussive) influences from all over the world and (according to the one-sheet) now outer space as well. It’s Pop at heart (esp. the vocals), but it’s global. I dig it. And I almost NEVER dig Pop.
1. 3:08 ***midtempo forceful syncopation, echo-laden vocals, snakey and pretty, but what is stalking you from the shadows?
2. 3:33 ***totally bitchen-ass percussion – maybe a hint of gamelan feel, with electronic hums. Still, vocals are indie-pop. Mash-up!
3. 3:35 ****another totally awesome syncopated beat – very complex, and influenced by everywhere. GREAT beats in last half.
4. 3:20 ***clibbity clop beat, bit of 80’s Pop, bit of.. Thailand?
5. 4:38 ****rather slow, dark, deep beat, with some definite dub. Beat kinda fades out over the last half, into oddments and effects.
6. 3:13 ***the beating of those native drums! On a very off-balance merry-go-round. Oof!
7. 3:10 **slow beat apparently originating underwater. Very echo-y vocals, unbalanced riddim, gradually coming together, sorta.
8. 4:13 **big electronic chords and boops. Maybe kind of an 80’s feel.
9. 3:18 **rather happy-sounding beats and chords – cool percussion doesn’t start until a minute in, but it’s nice when it happens.
10. 3:39 **midtempo, rather restrained beat, kinda dubby, gnarly effects on the vocals.
11. 6:05 ***heavy 4/4 beat and bells, reverby stuff that sounds like the freakin’ Who or something! Just when I thought it had gone on long enough, some truly demented vocals – far out!

Track Listing
1. Boys And Diamonds   6. Jungle Bear
2. Without You   7. Hai
3. Nothin' Gonna Be Undone   8. Mechanical
4. Blind   9. This Life Is Practice
5. Papai   10. Sayer
  11. Sequenced