Savath & Savalas ‎– Golden Pollen

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Anti- ‎– 86839-2
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1 Intro - An Ode To Luiz Bonfa (Introspection Era)
Vocals – Mia Doi Todd
1:24
2 Apnea Obstructiva
Percussion – Laurence PikePiano, Noises [Random Sounds] – Guillermo S. Herren*Vibraphone – John McEntireVocals – Nicole Mitchell
4:55
3 Paisaje
Kalimba, Percussion – Guillermo S. Herren*
3:35
4 Concreto
Guitar [Cubano Tres], Piano, Harmonium – Guillermo S. Herren*
5:16
5 Mi Hijo (Alejandra Elias Deheza-Herren)
Cello, Flute, Vibraphone, Kalimba – Guillermo S. Herren*
5:55
6 Te Amo...¿Por Que Me Odias?
Drums [Plate Reverb Scary Drums] – John McEntireFlute [Dubbed Out], Piano [Fucked Up], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Percussion – Guillermo S. Herren*Woodwind, Saxophone [Quiet] – Matana Roberts
4:59
7 Estrella De Dos Caras
Bass [Distorted] – Guillermo S. Herren*Clarinet – Greg Ward (2)Piano – Laurence PikeVocals [Featuring] – José González
4:30
8 Olhos
Human Beatbox – Guillermo S. Herren*
1:09
9 El Solitario
Clarinet – Greg Ward (2)Double Bass [Contrabajo] – Joshua Mikah Abrams*Guitar [Cuatro] – Guillermo S. Herren*Viola – Renee Baker
3:46
10 Faltamos Palabras
Percussion – Laurence PikeSynthesizer – Guillermo S. Herren*Trumpet – Greg Ward (2)
2:49
11 Era Tu
Double Bass [Contrabajo] – Joshua Mikah Abrams*Guitar [Cuatro], Synthesizer – Guillermo S. Herren*Vocals – Claudia Deheza
2:32
12 Vidas Animadas
Vibraphone, Human Beatbox [Quiet], Drums [Kickdrum, Drum Practice Pad] – Guillermo S. Herren*
2:52
13 Tormenta De La Flor
Percussion, Cymbal, Bass, Arranged By – Guillermo S. Herren*
2:22
14 Ya Verdad
Vocals – Tyondai Braxton
4:26
15 Tiempo
Tape – Guillermo S. Herren*
0:57
16 Outro 1:02

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6839-2 Savath & Savalas Golden Pollen(CD, Album, Gat) Anti- 6839-2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
86839-2P Savath & Savalas Golden Pollen(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Anti- 86839-2P US 2007 Sell This Version
BRC-180LTD, BRC-180A, BRC-180B Savath & Savalas Golden Pollen(CD, Album + CD, EP + Ltd) Beat Records, Beat Records, Beat Records BRC-180LTD, BRC-180A, BRC-180B Japan 2007 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 18, 2009

_Golden Pollen_, Scott Herren's third album as Savath & Savalas, starts off familiarly enough with wavy, modulated tones. But he seems much more interested in actual songwriting, rather than the mood-building he constructed with earlier album. Indeed, "Estrella de Dos Caras" is as straightforward as Herren has ever written. _Golden Pollen_ also sees Herren taking the primary role as vocalist, which flattens the album some. Even though he layers his voice to give a choral effect like on "Paisaje," his shortcomings and inexpressiveness still creep in. But the music itself is worth the shortcomings: "Concreto" takes a more cinematic approach, giving over to a wideness of sound, while "Mi Hijo" drifts into a sonic wilderness. The second half of the album eschews the thick layering for cleaner lines, and tinges of melancholy Spanish fados haunt the edges of several tracks, like the more stripped-down "Faltamos Palabras" or "Tormenta de Flor." An flawed album, but a worthwhile one nonetheless.