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CD REVIEW: Ramiro Medina - In Pieces
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Ramiro Medina
Genre: Pop
CD Review:
Low drums and guitar begin 'Change', good use of stereo. Pop stuff with a culture shock running through it. Don't ask me which culture. 'someone sits beside me / in a blanket of despair / seeking warmth beneath the comfort / of the stillness that is there'. Ramiro does a good job of matching his words to the guitar in your right ear.

'Bad Weather' is acoustic coolness somewhere between alternative acoustic and lazy Sundays. For some reason, this song reminds me a bit of the new Prince album, Rave. Perhaps because it sounds like Ramiro just came up with the song in a couple minutes and then had lots of fun recording it.

Solid recording. I mean, 'Home' starts out so quiet that if you Don't have a good sound on your cd, you've got a lot of nerve. 'the afternoon sunlight / sneaks through the western window / i've seen these shadows fall so many times / I can remember'. Folk to the Nth degree, finely orchestrated, I like the soft backing voices that don't come in till later. Makes me feel warm, this song.

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