Mrs Jynx
The Standoffish Cat


5.0
classic

Review

by Meatplow USER (111 Reviews)
September 17th, 2009 | 18 replies | 5,305 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

The Standoffish Cat is the 2008 debut album from Manchester female IDM artist Hannah Davidson, AKA Mrs Jynx. Residing on the Planet µ label alongside such staples as µ-Ziq and Venetian Snares, Mrs Jynx has only released one album to date but has received quite a lot of praise within the IDM community for bringing back a sense of warm nostalgia for the experimental electronic sounds of the mid 90's when groups such as Autechre were still new.

Listening to the album, one gets a sense of naturalistic serenity and it is this very aesthetic that makes the electronic sounds of Mrs Jynx so appealing. From opening track Wooshgone to closing track Chocolate Oranges the entire album paints a wonderful ambient mood, constantly punctuated by exciting flirtations with melody and rhythm. The drum beat of Trigger For A Train of Thought is a prime example of this, unobtrusive synths weave around it magically lending an exotic flavour that is typical of much of The Standoffish Cat.

My Friend T3 (Remix of Resynthesize) plays with some gorgeous chiming piano loops, its underpinning melodies just sounding so damn right. Pillow feels just like an outtake from Hiroki Kikuta's stellar work on the Secret of Mana soundtrack. The jangly simulated acoustic guitar of Ice Pops reflects off the crystal clear production of the electronics behind it, sounding wonderful. I could go on and on, but there really isn't a weak spot to be found here.

The Standoffish Cat is some stellar work from a promising female IDM artist, who brings a natural aesthetic to the table without reducing her output to mere ambient filler. It's the perfect chillout album, completely non-obtrusive but managing to remain an exciting, stimulating listen. This is definitely an artist to watch out for.



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Meatplow
September 18th 2009



5524 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xcUH2vIX6o

Trigger For A Train of Thought

Mordecai.
September 18th 2009



8270 Comments


I hate your avatar sooo much. I like Autechre and Aphex and shit so i'ma check this out, but Beyonce had one of the best vidoes of all time. of ALL TIME!

CompanionCube
September 18th 2009



977 Comments


i cant stop looking at it lol dont ever change it

Meatplow
September 18th 2009



5524 Comments


oh no please don't bring Kanye into this i'm trying to escape you guys

Mordecai.
September 18th 2009



8270 Comments


This is actually really good.

qwe2
September 18th 2009



377 Comments


the cat looks pretty damn standoffish

the youtube track is noice

KILL
September 18th 2009



70586 Comments


cool album cover

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

Aaron
September 19th 2009



651 Comments


I really dig her stuff. She's a pretty lass too.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2009



8318 Comments


now why couldn't you stick with this avatar goddamnit!!?

oh and nice review.

Meatplow
September 20th 2009



5524 Comments


thanks

i did like that avatar I might bring it back someday

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
September 20th 2009



8318 Comments


yeah luckily I have gotten used to that damn snake already.

qwe2
September 20th 2009



377 Comments


it turns me on ackshully

Lions
November 4th 2009



1015 Comments


album cover/title is great. too bad I don't really get off to electronic music.

maqwep
November 4th 2009



1046 Comments


cat is so standoffish

Lions
November 4th 2009



1015 Comments


it's rather endearing actually

Meatplow
November 4th 2009



5524 Comments


I love it, one of my favourite albums covers in a while.

Waior
November 4th 2009



11425 Comments


I love cats, would I like this? Actually, reading the review, it's possible.

Meatplow
November 4th 2009



5524 Comments


i've not a strong overall clue of your music taste, but I can't see too many outright hating this at least



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