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Little Kingdom

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First Fantasy
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Little Kingdom
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A Riot of Color
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On The Wings
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Last Days Last
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Eye On The Dollar
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Former Child
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Moonburn
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 44:53

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Sweet

sewall2020

"Riot of Color" (#3) Made my day.

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Zep? More like ENO!

seanwholey

It's strummy like Jimmy Page's acoustic work yes, but it's a lot more than that in its layering harmonies. It reminds me alot of early Brian Eno era "Another Green World" or "Here come the Warm Jets" with very Phil Manzanera sounding overlays. It also really reminds me of the sunshinier krautrock stuff like Agitation Free and Harmonia's gifted guitarist visionary Michael Rother. Both albums are really good if you're into this kinda stuff and mercifully the singer stays more in the background unlike Robert Plant who rarely shows the ability of staying out of the jam.

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seventies sunshine music, now.

SCHEMA

I know its a bit soft to refer to this music with words like "pleasant" and "breezy", also to name drop "Fleetwood Mac" & "Led Zep". But, thats what this is. A really good homage to 70's psych-prog sunshine music.

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Sunny drive in California

AstralGlamBoy

Pack a picnic, set the radio dial for 1973, and take a cruise up Pacific Coast Hwy. 101. Like some of the better ethereal psychedelic folk rock of the early '70s, this is a pleasant journey. Little Kingdom doesn't differ much from their first album, and could easily run continuously from one to the other, but it's still a wondrous trip through quiet musicscapes. It reminds me a little of the folky side of Led Zep III.

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Citay’s second album is a guitar lover’s paradise. Ezra Feinberg (Piano Magic) and Tim Green (Fucking Champs) play a wide variety of acoustic, electric, and synthesized guitars on Little Kingdom and create a lush, layered sound that rewards close listening or is perfect for letting wash over you like a stream of shimmering water. The record plays like a stoner version of a Fripp and Eno collaboration with the two guitarists trading licks and creating loads of trippy atmosphere. Maybe it’s more like a post-grad version of the Allman Brothers. It’s not all guitar noodling though; don’t get that impression. Feinberg and Green prove to be adept at shifting dynamics, creating varying moods, and crafting an overall mood that’s both utterly relaxed and somehow majestic at the same time. Sometimes they are content to just noodle away in intertwined loops of melody; sometimes the songs build to crescendos of noise as the guitars rise and rise. There are a couple songs that feature vocals (provided by Feinberg and the angelic voices of Tahlia Harbour and April Hayley) and near-traditional song structure. “On the Wings” is one of these and provides one of the highlights of the album. When it starts soaring into the stratosphere near the end, it’s hard not to feel some kind of stirring in your soul. For the most part, though, talk of songs, sounds, and instrumentation almost feels like a distraction. Little Kingdom is more about mood and feel. If it didn’t have the connotations it does, you could call the album inspirational mood music. The warmth and beauty that flows from the melodies and the cascading guitars serve as a tonic to frayed nerves. By the time Little Kingdom comes to a graceful, fuzzed-out close with the album’s prettiest melody, on “Moonburn,” you’ll feel better. You can’t ask for much more than that from music. – Tim Sendra

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