MOCHA - Songs About Waiting

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Skycap | Autor: WS

Three German folk and pop musicians embark on a joint ship trip to Moby Dick Island. Named after the Chilean island of Mocha (off whose coast the aggressive sperm whale Mocha Dick once lived and was the model for the famous novel Melvilles), the women's trio spins a fine sailor's yarn of classical folk and artistic chamber pop. A cycle of thirteen songs serves as a stage for stories about departure, hunting and death. Woven into it is a withdrawn yet crystal-clear interpretation of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights". Music is played with few, but effective and - apart from electric guitar - mostly acoustic means of sound such as violin, flute, piano, bass and percussion. At the centre are the artistically interwoven voices of Silvia Cuesta, Gisela Lipsky and Micha Ködel. "Leviathan" stands between A cappella and Laurie Anderson. "Depths" incoporates exotic harmony repertoire. "The Royal Scotsman" is dreamy acoustic folk. With titles like "Albatross", "Hourglasses", "Coming Home" or "Ahab's Wife" you can immediately imagine what these Neofolk-Tales are about.

Top Track: Depths

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