Sunday, February 13, 2011

ALBUM REVIEW: desert etiquette

Floating Action is a band from Black Mountain, North Carolina. Their latest release is Desert Etiquette. I don't know much about Floating Action's music other than the catchy song "don't stop loving me now" [click the link for a listen on].

My impression of the album ... cool. From a scale of 1-10 I give it a 9.3. There are many interesting sounds from start to finish. Like the sitar in the entrance song "well hidden" or the playful glockenspiel sounds of "modern gunslinger." Its a relaxing listen. In spite of the calming sounds Desert Etiquette keeps me awake. There are hints of quirky soulful blues as in "the balance" and the closing song "rogue river." This album sounds like a late afternoon at the desert. As the day begins to close, you rest against your vehicle and stare at the western sky as the earth revolves around its axis. Goodbye sun.

Favorite Tracks: well hidden, the balance, modern gunslinger, ambientador, rogue river

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