Watchful

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Watchful
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Studio album by Amoeba
Released 1997
Recorded 1994 - 1995
Genre Art rock
Length 48:35
Label Lektronic Soundscapes
Producer Robert Rich
Amoeba chronology
Eye Catching
(1993)
Watchful
(1997)
Pivot
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Alternative Press 5/5 link

Watchful (1997) is an album by the American experimental pop music group Amoeba. This is the first Amoeba album to feature the classic lineup of Robert Rich and Rick Davies. The style of this album consists of subtle and largely acoustic pop compositions with heavy ambient textures.

Work on this album began in 1994. It was completed in 1995. Over the next two years they searched for a label to distribute the album. It was finally released in 1997 on the Lektronic Soundscapes label. When distribution problems arose with Lektronic Soundscapes, they moved to Release Records, who had also released Rich’s solo album Trances/Drones.

Track listing[edit]

  1. ”Inside” - 4:57
  2. ”Skin” - 2:53
  3. Origami” - 2:17
  4. ”Footless” - 5:02
  5. ”Ignoring Gravity” - 7:21
  6. ”Water Vapor” - 2:12
  7. ”Desolation” - 4:39
  8. ”Big Clouds” - 2:50
  9. Saragossa” - 4:06
  10. ”Any Other Sky” - 6:38
  11. ”Watchful Eyes” - 5:20

Personnel[edit]

with:
  • Hans Christian - cello (tracks 2, 4 and 9)
  • Don Swanson - drums (tracks 4, 5 and 10)
  • Ivy Barry - additional voice (track 4)
  • Scott Wright - soprano and alto saxophone (track 10)