White Sky CD (1999)

Artist: Archer Prewitt

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Label Carrot Top
SKU 60356165
UPC 789397002223
UPC 14 00789397002223
Format CD
Release Date 10/12/1999
Author Archer Prewitt
Technical Info
Engineer Jeff Boyd; Ken Sluiter; Mark Greenberg
CatalogID SAKI 022
Lable Name Carrot Top
Released 10/12/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
Length 41m : 18s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00789397002223
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Archer Prewitt (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Mellotron, glockenspiel, tambourine, percussion); Edith Frost, Mark Greenberg (vocals); Corey Greenberg, Ken Sluiter (baritone guitar); Inger Carle, Susan Voelz (violin); Shelly Weiss (viola); Alison Chesley (cello); Paul Mertens (flute, harmonica, saxophone); Steve Goulding (snare drum).
Recording information: King Size Sound Laboratories; Mayfair Recordings; Poi Space; Stroppy Studios.
Archer "Studio-dog" Prewitt's second solo disc continues along the same lines as his previous solo work. It's the kind of music for which the clichTd "orchestral pop" moniker was invented. Showing a fondness for Bacharach-style songs and arrangements, and giving some overt nods to '60s pop (check out the wry inversion of the "Lola" riff on "Motorcycle"), Prewitt paints hazy, melancholy landscapes for the ear. Be sure not to miss such gems as "Last Summer Days" and "I'll Be Waiting."
Professional Reviews
Q (3/00, p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...crafted idiosyncratic songs with as many nods to the avant-garde as to pop classicism....fans of horn-emblazoned Stax and the works of Nick Drake will find themselves equally enthralled."
Uncut (3/00, p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Imaginative and delicate use of woodwind, strings, trumpets and saxes have produced impressive results..."
Alternative Press (2/00, p.88) - 3 out of 5 - "...pretty orch-pop tunes that have surely never offended a soul....triumphantly hypnotic....[the tunes] just kind of hang out and do their attractive-yet-unmemorable thing..."
Magnet (1-2/00, p.77) - "...lush, orchestral numbers awash with somber vibes, WHITE SKY is the kind of album that could fit in nicely alongside the Richard Davies and Eric Matthews records in your collections..."
NME (Magazine) (11/6/99, p.38) - 7 out of 10 - "...tremendously lush soundscapes that still feel bleached and direct. It's some feat....There's an undercurrent of peaceful introspection running through each of these songs..."

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