THE MOTH & THE MIRROR - Honestly, This World

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Stargazer | Autor: JV

Trademark of this debut: Very simple ideas reminiscent of children's song melodies are transformed into multi-layered ballads, often with a Dreampop touch. The six Scottish musicians experiment with the slower form of expression in a variety of ways. Sometimes they intersperse Mexican trumpet tones, which would also have stood up well to a "Django" soundtrack contribution ("Beautiful Creature"). Sometimes a particularly finely spun idea is torn apart in the air, only to end up again in the tender opening melody ("Boxes"). That's good, because with most of the mostly quiet tracks you avoid the danger of getting bored. Interesting is the background of some band members, who are or threw part time or full time members of established indie groups: Singer and cellist Stacey Sievwright played with Arab Strap, singer and guitarist Gordon Skene is with Frightened Rabbit and singer and guitarist Louis Abbott founder of Admiral Fallow.

Top track: Soft Inside

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