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Evolution of Note

by Arbra Hill

Let us massage your brain with our quirky blend of modern and retro pop. We'll rub you down with smooth rhythms, oddball keyboards and cerebral songs.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Give Some Love (Right Now)
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2. Crazy
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3. Before You Run
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4. Miracle
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5. Zachary
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6. Up That Stair
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7. One Enemy
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8. Said I
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9. Break Away These Chains
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10. A Parting of Brothers
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Unconventional pop” best describes Winnipeg, Canada indie band Arbra Hill: from the players right down to the songs.

“Today, to hear something fresh is rare, but this is a fresh sound,” says veteran radio host Howard Mandshein. Case in point: give a listen to Zachary, an epic journey of a song that’s part shuffle, part spaceship, and part Napoleon Dynamite. Or Crazy, with it’s driving beat and Talk Talk-like retro keyboards.

The band’s unique sound prompted Canada’s Exclaim! Magazine to say “the songs all have a quirky indie pop attitude that is really charming,” about the band’s past work, which has been featured on college radio shows like CKUW’s Beer for Breakfast and in newspapers like the Winnipeg Free Press. Whether it’s playing for thousands at the Pride Festival or for dozens at coffee houses, the band always puts on a great show.

Despite their peculiarities, band members Andrew Morden, Lisa Saunders and Rob Wozny have been happily jamming and making beautiful music together since 2002 and have managed to find common ground in piping hot, gooey cinnamon buns, homemade wine and U2. They have also received a nice holiday present, with the recent addition of bass phenomenon, Leigh Fischer. 2007 sees the band releasing their sophomore CD “Evolution of Note” and continuing to pour on the quirk!


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Winnipeg Free Press

The first full-length from Arbra Hill is just as the title says: an evolution.
ARBRA HILL
Evolution of Note (Independent)

The first full-length from Arbra Hill is just as the title says: an evolution. The trio has dumped most of the jazz tendencies evident on its first EP and focused on honing their indie-pop songcraft with impressive results.

Affairs of the heart act as a mini-theme on the disc (Give Some Love (Right Now), Crazy, Before You Run), but the standout track is Zachary, a bouncy country-flavoured gem about a man "low on social graces/high on aggravation" who takes heaps of abuse but loves to dance.

All three members -- Lisa Saunders, Rob Wozny and Andrew Morden -- contribute to the songwriting process, with Saunders and Morton trading off lead vocals, inflecting a certain sense of infectious charm. HHH --Rob Williams

Sigourney Bailey

Variety, Catchy, Relatable, Clarity, and UMPH!!!!
This C.D has a wide variety of songs on it, which is really important. Another thing that I enjoy is the vocalist pronounces each and every word. The thing I hate most is when you can not understand what the vocalist is trying to say. Each song is about something completely different from the one before it to the one after it, which alows alot of people to realte to atleast one of the songs on the C.D which is important when listening to the songs. Each song is really catchy and I continually find myself tapping my foot, and the words are easily stuck in my head. Especially in the Song's: 1.Said I "Said I, Said Iiii, Said i, Said Iyeyeyi" 2.Miracle "love is a miracle in our life. love is a miracle the strong will survive." 3. Crazy "Crazy, crazy about your love." Overall I think this C.D was really well done, and well put together. The variety and the clarity of both vocalists are two important things with a C.D and this album has both. As well the songs have meaning which is important.
"CRAZY ABOUT YOUUUU" GUYS!!!!!

Vue Weekly Magazine, Edmonton

Arbra Hill is a group that is easy to like, with songs that are catchy and to th
Arbra Hill
Evolution of Note
Independent

MEGAN HALL / megan@vueweekly.com

Winnipeg’s Arbra Hill is a group that is easy to like, with songs that are catchy and to the point, touching on a variety of emotions with a positive note.
Lone female—and one of two vocalists in the trio—Lisa Saunders has a warm voice that covers a lot of territory; she is able to sing “Miracle,” a tender romantic song, just as easily and flawlessly as she tackles the rawer, grittier “Crazy.” The first track on the album is “Give Some Love” a hippie-friendly, pro-love anthem, with vocals courtesy of Andrew “Chuck” Morden. While Saunders is the standout singer, Morden knows how to hold his own, especially on “Zachary,” the album’s standout track. This slightly psychedelic tune tells the story of an introverted videogame-loving boy who loves to dance. Sheer brilliance.

Like Donnie and Marie Osmond, Arbra Hill is a little bit country and a little bit rock, with a hint of jazz and a lot of pop. And it’s nice to listen to an indie group who still views the world as a glass that’s half-full.

Vue Weekly Magazine, Edmonton

Arbra Hill is a group that is easy to like, with songs that are catchy and to th
Arbra Hill
Evolution of Note
Independent

MEGAN HALL / megan@vueweekly.com

Winnipeg’s Arbra Hill is a group that is easy to like, with songs that are catchy and to the point, touching on a variety of emotions with a positive note.
Lone female—and one of two vocalists in the trio—Lisa Saunders has a warm voice that covers a lot of territory; she is able to sing “Miracle,” a tender romantic song, just as easily and flawlessly as she tackles the rawer, grittier “Crazy.” The first track on the album is “Give Some Love” a hippie-friendly, pro-love anthem, with vocals courtesy of Andrew “Chuck” Morden. While Saunders is the standout singer, Morden knows how to hold his own, especially on “Zachary,” the album’s standout track. This slightly psychedelic tune tells the story of an introverted videogame-loving boy who loves to dance. Sheer brilliance.

Like Donnie and Marie Osmond, Arbra Hill is a little bit country and a little bit rock, with a hint of jazz and a lot of pop. And it’s nice to listen to an indie group who still views the world as a glass that’s half-full.