- Performer:Rainbow Arabia
- Title:Boys and Diamonds
- Style:Indie Electronic,Alternative/Indie Rock,Alternative Pop/Rock
- Date of release:February 28, 2011
- Size FLAC version1266 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1181 megabytes
- Size WMA version1862 megabytes
- Formats:VQF WMA VOC AHX FLAC MP4
Boys and Diamonds is the debut studio album by husband-and-wife electronica duo Rainbow Arabia. It was released on German electronic record label Kompakt on February 28, 2011, and on March 1, 2011 in the United States.
Album · 2011 · 11 Songs. Boys and Diamonds Rainbow Arabia.
Boys and Diamonds bustles with African, Indian, and Caribbean rhythms, and boasts some genuinely interesting production in places. But the songwriting is ultimately too blocky and dull and slapped together for it to succeed as the thing it most wants to be- a pop record. Without You" aside, there's very little touch on display here; most of the tracks are blunt instruments that feel like they were composed in two stages- the complicated but occasionally unfocused production first, the aimless caterwauling later. It may not work as a song, but it's a perfect parable for why Rainbow Arabia miss: You can see what they were trying to do, but that's a long way from feeling it. Back to home.
This album has an average beat per minute of 124 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 90/173 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Boys and Diamonds. 1. Boys and Diamonds. BPM Profile Boys and Diamonds. Album starts at 90BPM, ends at 129BPM (+39), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Rainbow Arabia.
Boys And Diamonds is an album that takes two different roads. What a lot of the divergent sonic explorations sum up to is an album that has a lot of ideas; perhaps more than what makes up a coherent pop record.
Hearing Rainbow Arabia’s full-length debut for the first time, it’s hard to not let the wild diversity of their sound, which calls to mind the radical not-quite-pop of Yeasayer, the freaky worldbeat of Karin Dreijer (of Fever Ray and the Knife fame), and any number of Putumayo-featured world music icons, detract from the songs themselves.
CreditsMark Chalecki - Mastering
Butchy Fuego - Composer
Mudrock - Mixing, Producer
Rainbow Arabia - Engineer, Primary Artist, Producer
Dylan Ryan - Drums
Devin Troy Strother - Artwork
|1||Boys and Diamonds||Rainbow Arabia||3:08|
|2||Without You||Rainbow Arabia||3:32|
|3||Nothin' Gonna Be Undone||Rainbow Arabia||3:34|
|6||Jungle Bear||Rainbow Arabia||3:12|
|7||Hai Butchy Fuego||Rainbow Arabia||3:10|
|9||This Life Is Practice||Rainbow Arabia||3:17|