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She is the queen of music that puts you in a good mood and knows how to get a crowd jumping "higher higher". We asked Patience Hodgson, vocalist of The Grates, to take a trip through the land of Unearthed. Find out what gems she uncovered...
Black Sesame

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Reviewed by Patience Hodgson Patience Hodgson

15 Aug 2007

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30

An electronic sound scape with a very organic, Australian feel. I can hear the Cicadas, I can hear bugs crawling over dead leaves & I can feel the chill & purple of dusk. Samples are tidy but raw. The true work of a perfectionist! She's polished the smooth ares until they shine & roughed up her beats up, leaving them frayed & cracked. Oh and then, yes, she sings like a pret...

An electronic sound scape with a very organic, Australian feel. I can hear the Cicadas, I can hear bugs crawling over dead leaves & I can feel the chill & purple of dusk. Samples are tidy but raw. The true work of a perfectionist! She's polished the smooth ares until they shine & roughed up her beats up, leaving them frayed & cracked. Oh and then, yes, she sings like a pretty ghost over the top. Or angel, maybe, as the song title suggest.

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Poly and the Statics

Review

Reviewed by Patience Hodgson Patience Hodgson

15 Aug 2007

Guest Reviewer
40

Very nice! Lovely & melodic. You can't compare this band to either Belle & Sebastian, Clap your Hands Say Yeah or The Libertines but there's a hairs width of all three in this tops work song. If you like lovely things like summer, long island iced teas & boys, then this song will get you in the mood for all three. Also, this song moves like a movie soundtrack & will ma...

Very nice! Lovely & melodic. You can't compare this band to either Belle & Sebastian, Clap your Hands Say Yeah or The Libertines but there's a hairs width of all three in this tops work song. If you like lovely things like summer, long island iced teas & boys, then this song will get you in the mood for all three. Also, this song moves like a movie soundtrack & will make you want to act on the above three things simultaneously at a drive in theatre. They don't sound too British as well (which I think is a good thing since we come from Australia).

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