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Easy Labor

by RainPace

A little sardonic, a little skewed, a lot of rhythm & juice. My, my, it's a wonderful world...
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. With Your Permission
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2. Mood Wonderful Mood
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3. Easy Labor
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4. I D'Wanna Do It
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5. Oliver Thom
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6. I Got News
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7. My, My
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8. Sittin' Around
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9. Retro Dance Club
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10. At The Big Table
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Wildy’s World Review: RainPace - EASY LABOR
EASY LABOR opens with "With Your Permission", a quirky folk duet that quickly grows into an ensemble vocal piece with a wicked sense of humor. The musicianship and vocals here are flawless with a down-home Country/Americana flavor that can't miss. "Mood Wonderful Mood" sounds like The Manhattan Transfer singing material from A William Finn musical. The song is incredibly lyrically dense; you almost need to stop the disc from time to time just to keep up with all the thoughts and ideas thrown your way. It's a great listen. "Easy Labor" is a melodic morality tale told ala Greek Chorus about taking the path of least resistance. "I D'Wanna Do It" is an amusing song about life's greatest ambition for someone who's done it all.

"Oliver Thom" renews the William Finn comparison, a biograph in song for a songwriter who never grew into his outlook. It's a charming tune with harmonies that are to die for. "Sittin' Around" sounds like an alternative take on "I D'Wanna Do It" and is probably a great euphemism for the "this is your brain on drugs" commercials from the 1990's. EASY LABOR closes with "At The Big Table", a song about coming home and family with all the quirks and dysfunction that grease the wheels of love. There's a Crosby Stills & Nash feel to the harmonies on this one, and the arrangement is solid Americana. This is perhaps the best song on the disc; I wouldn't be surprised to find this one licensed for films or even better, I wouldn't be surprised to hear this as part of a stage show.

RainPace match musicianship, harmonies, songwriting and humor in an explosive package of songs that you simply can't ignore. There's a high dramatic sense to the music on EASY LABOR; imagine if Shakespeare were still writing his farces in today's vernacular and had a penchant for folksy music. This is the sort of stuff he might come up with. EASY LABOR is going to be a bit hokey to some readers, but it mixes elements of classic old-style family entertainment with strong songwriting and musicianship. You can't go wrong with an album like this.

Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)
~ http://wildysworld.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-rainpace-easy-labor.html

Swift Reviews: RainPace - EASY LABOR
California-based band RainPace steps outside the proverbial box with their album EASY LABOR. At first listen, one might think they are listening to the sound track of a Broadway play, however these guys hit it hard with lyrics that make you second guess what you just heard with a subtle flare of comedy that is sure to leave you quite entertained.

EASY LABOR is full of emotion, fabulous instrumentation and, above all, lyrics that are completely unexpected. Rain Pace has a jazzy feel that’s sure to leave you relaxed. At times some of the songs break into unparalleled harmonies similar to the bridges in the classic rock songs of QUEEN and KANSAS.

Don’t be fooled though, this is an album you have to hear to really get it. As a great album for hanging out by the pool or warming up next to the fire, EASY LABOR is sure to surprise and hold your attention without overwhelming.

Probably the most prominent feature this album has to offer is the awesome harmonies. Very rarely do you hear vocal styles that even come close to as moving and pleasing to the ear as Rain Pace has to offer. There is no question that these guys have their own niche market and surely have taken an off the wall and completely original take on their music.
~ http://swiftreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/review-rainpace-easy-labor.html

RainPace: Original Americana and roots rock with a jazzy slant
Finally, music you can use™ . . . in Los Angeles

With:
Kerry Phillips (songwriter, guitars, keyboards and vocals)
Mike Hunter (bass)
Mike Salas (drums)
Robert Briscoe Evans (vocals)
Valerie Tullous (vocals)

Recorded at Northgate Studios
Mastered by Sound Bites Dog

Tracks:

1. WITH YOUR PERMISSION
"If you wanna lay claim
To a person so tame..."

2. MOOD WONDERFUL MOOD
"Love, this time, is not the explanation
And it's not 'cause of prescription medication..."

3. EASY LABOR
"They didn't know him well
No, not very well
But they never heard him yell..."

4. I D'WANNA DO IT
"I d'wanna talk about it
I d'wanna hum about it..."

5. OLIVER THOM
"Songs of Galveston...
I wanna go there..."

6. I GOT NEWS
"The only thing you spent on me
Was just a little time..."

7. MY, MY
"I got a video playin'on youtube
Ev'rybody says it's their favorite one
Myspace page is filled with my good friends
Tellin' me they 'luv' ev'rything I have done..."

8. SITTIN’ AROUND
"There used to be a point to this existence
There used to be a reason to kind of live
There used to be a cookie on this table..."

9. RETRO DANCE CLUB
"Allocating just enough time
To seemingly arrive exactly when you do..."

10. AT THE BIG TABLE
"I fell asleep, it was only for a moment
I had a dream that I don't remember..."

Total Playing Time: 53:33

For more information, go to www.rainpace.com

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Olivia

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A great eclectic mix of rock, jazz and whimsy!
A great sound plus super harmony and lyrics...
Put me in the mood for a road trip to the beach.
Awesome album and a fun listen.
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