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Tram | Heavy Black Frame (Piao!)
Heavy Black Frame hangs on the edge of evening; with swoony guitars and dark and dusty drumming; Paul Anderson's sweet melodic vocals makes Tram's new full length a work of art. The sublime opening track Nothing Left to Say indeed says it all. The sleepy sound of Expectations, Like Clockwork or You Can Go Now (if you want) transcend a gentleness that seems as vulnerable as sadness and as delicate as taffeta. While some of the melodies tend to remind me a bit of Rattlesnakes (odd, I know), the difference is clear. This is a beautiful record that is best played in a dimly lit room all cozy and soft and warm. No lager here; just a cup of cocoa and a sentimental mood.
Tracy Lee Jackson
CWAS #4 - Winter 1998/9 - The Lost Issue