Souvenir's Young America / An Ocean Without Water
Album: An Ocean Without Water   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Souvenir's Young America   Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-24 Pull Date: 2011-09-11
Week Ending: Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 14 Jul 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 22, 2017: Clean Copper Radio Talk & Hot Topics
Blood Alone Does Not A Father Make
4. Nov 03, 2011: razor's edge
Coragyps Atratus (Ego Te Absolvo)
2. Nov 12, 2011: Overkill: Bloodstains Over Frat Row
Mars Ascendent
5. Nov 02, 2011: razor's edge
Blood Alone Does Not A Father Make
3. Nov 09, 2011: razor's edge
Mars Ascendent
6. Oct 22, 2011: Overkill
Mars Ascendent

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-07-25
On the stoner side of instrumental (post?) rock. Does the loud/soft dynamic thing a bit, but not to the extreme that other bands do. Rock drums with hints of tribal tom beats and angular riffing, but with a western shootout ambiance. Songs are complex and go through multiple sections with heavy guitars, harmonica, and ambient twiddling. Souvenir’s Young America is a trio out of Virginia. For fans of Russian Circles, Ativin, and Red Sparowes. No FCCs. 33RPM

Side A:
1. Psychy organ pads and multi-part stoner/metal influenced instrumental piece. (6:22)
*2. Dreamy strings and Godspeed-esque twang, pretty stuff, breaks down and builds back up with toms. (8:10)
3. Lots of open space and delayed frontier guitar sweep with ominous distorted layers underneath. (5:31)

Side B:
1. Spaced, fuzzy epic driving trippy feel, then some blaring organs. (7:33)
2. Desolate harmonica with strummed, spacious guitar, picks up to rhythmic urgent march. (6:25)
*3. Slow ambient psychedelia and reversed electronic experimentation and effects to start, layers of soft trippy static and drone seep in, arrives at a little desert/dream rock stride. (6:18)

Track Listing
1. Mars Ascendent   4. Side B:
2. Blood Alone Does Not A Father Make   5. The Sheltering Sky
3. Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground   6. Invocation In The Caldera
  7. Coragyps Atratus (Ego Te Absolvo)