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Eric’s Quick Picks – Zero 7 – When It Falls

Zero 7, North Londoners Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns and a brace of guest vocalists (Mozez, Sia Furler, Sophie Barker, Tina Dico) and musicians, sounds exactly like the picture above looks: neo-psychedelic pastel hues surging with subversive stealth up the nervous system into the heart of the head. Though firmly in the sophisto-lounge-pop camp, Dico’s vocal on “Home” is surprisingly bluesy as passion battles ennui for her attention.

The title track is a Rhodes-and-Hammond dominated instrumental midnight stroll along the “Riders On the Storm” beach, while “Look Up” is a sprightly uptempo shuffle of strings, acoustic guitar, and Adam Glasser’s Stevie Wonderish harmonica. Don’t fight the surge.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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