Mimosa
Silver Lining


4.5
superb

Review

by SpeachImpediment USER (3 Reviews)
December 29th, 2010 | 16 replies | 7,095 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An auditory journey through spacetime, Mimosa weaves a beautiful soundscape that will not be soon forgotten.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Dubstep in a genre of music that has - since its inception - primarily flourished in the UK. However, over the past year or two, more and more dubstep has strayed from the UK-centric stereotype and gone toward more of an international one, with guys like US dubstep artist Bassnectar, touring college towns and performing at festivals like Coachella. Mimosa is another dubstep artist from the US, and has quickly made a name for himself in the dubstep scene, touring with Benga, Skream, and other titans from the genre. Silver Lining is the Los Angeles native's most recent offering, and is the album that first sparked my interest in the rest of his work.

The album kicks off with "The Higher Consciousness," which is a slower, dreamy tune that masterfully sets the tone and mood for the rest of the album. The album is one that you can spin while you're about to fall asleep, or one that you can throw on if you're driving in the middle of the night. No matter which way you listen to Silver Lining, you will find yourself completely absorbed in the music, and you will watch your surroundings begin to blur as the album progresses. Silver Lining will go from tracks like "When Will We Learn" and "Drippin'," which showcase their half-time, spaced-out grooves, and will go to "No More Messin' About" and "Pushing Little Daisies," which are quite a bit faster and more intense.

However, the best part about Silver Lining is not its diversity between its tracks, but more so its subtle versatility - its ability to span the entire genre. By this, I mean that you will go from parts of "Badlands" and hearing laid-back, lo-fi Burial-esque nuances and then hear elements of Skrillex and his over-the-top distortion in the album's title track. You'll even hear some strong drum and bass roots in "Detour," with stop-and-go breakbeats throughout. These elements are not overpowering though, as they are seamlessly integrated into Mimosa's scheme.

While the tracks on Silver Lining do have pretty decent parity, in that they each offer something different to the album, they do start to run together, albeit in a very subtle way. Like I said before, it will all become a blur when you just melt into the album. This is not to say that this quality is an entirely bad thing, by any means. As cliché as this sounds, it's all just part of the experience, and the listener can take away something different after each spin.

If you are not familiar with Mimosa, Silver Lining is an excellent introduction to him and his work. It is a masterful melding-together of various elements of dubstep. I won't recommend individual tracks to look up, as this is a very holistic album - the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If you're at all a fan of dubstep, or even someone new to the genre, this is a must-listen.


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SpeachImpediment
December 29th 2010



91 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Second review EVAR. Also, info on this guy was a bit hard to find. Wasn't on Sputnik, wasn't on Wikipedia, had to do some searching.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
December 29th 2010



3752 Comments


Checked out the myspace stuff, pretty cool. Nothing groundbreaking, but not bad either.

Digging: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days Of Abandon

SpeachImpediment
December 29th 2010



91 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was looking at his Myspace page earlier today, and most of the stuff on there doesn't really do him justice. I'd try to get a listen of one of his LPs just to get a better feel for him. Thanks for the comment though.

BallsToTheWall
December 29th 2010



44164 Comments


God I love mimosas.

THIEF
February 19th 2011



237 Comments


For a site that loves its dubstep, I'm surprised no ones heard of this.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 11th 2011



9468 Comments


I love this album! Great stuff.

Digging: Koan Sound - Dynasty

LysergicLollypops
September 26th 2011



77 Comments


sounds like Ikea commercial music.

twlichty
October 18th 2011



3394 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

one of the best dubstep albums ever made


Digging: Lusine - A Certain Distance

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
October 19th 2011



9468 Comments


I need to listen to this again; the last time I heard it I wasn't quite as impressed

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 19th 2011



30295 Comments


Meh

Digging: L'Orange - The Orchid Days

struth
October 19th 2011



435 Comments


I agree with Dev. This gets very high praise with the "ravers" I know. They all listen to terrible electronic music though.

struth
October 19th 2011



435 Comments


Not sure what city you're from Dev but Christchurch's "psy" scene (Massive, outdoor raves etc) is pretty hilarious.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 19th 2011



30295 Comments


The problem with this album and Mimosa in general is that he just sounds hollow, there's no weight here. It seems like he just listened to too much Clubroot and decided to imitate rather than create

And I'm from Wellington

struth
October 19th 2011



435 Comments


Cool my drone band are playing Wellington soon. This lacks depth pretty much.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 27th 2011



30295 Comments


New LP is a huge improvement over this

LysergicLollypops
January 23rd 2012



77 Comments


sounds like music to an Ikea commercial. Fuck space-time



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