Morita Doji
Mother Sky


4.0
excellent

Review

by Vrid USER (12 Reviews)
January 9th, 2013 | 16 replies | 1,299 views


Release Date: 1976 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The prettiest of tender voices.

3 of 4 thought this review was well written

Did you hear that thud behind your back? No? I empathize; chance has brought you to Moritas Doji’s Mother Sky. Here broods a most serene tone, accompanied by the prettiest of tender voices on the very verge of tears. The sky is painted grey. Discomfort has a firm grip of your conscious. At the same time it’s an all so very peaceful and quiet event. The storm that brought a mess upon your everyday life finally passed. What you need now is something to transcend your busy mind. Nothing and no one will be able to shape circles above the water as long as it’s her voice that sounds through the living room. Silence is imminent, and you feel content.

You’ll be met with an emotional assertion of chamber folk. But the songs she sings aren’t partial to soothing broken hearts – they’ve been written with careful attention, performed with virtuous finesse. Modest violins unite with a piano, flutes and sparse synthesizers, bordered by lyrics in Japanese. Our Mistake shines with seductive ease, A Carrier Pigeon with affective choirs, Best Spring with an up-tempo contrast and Today Is The Miracle Morning through a crescendo-like climax. The sound is mostly conquered by acoustic guitars with very few moments of percussive interaction in accord with additional instruments. The formula is not of complex, but of tidy character. It’s a largely well hidden and overlooked gem that originates from the 70’s psychedelic folk scene; however don’t think Comus – think Nick Drake. One doesn’t delight in Mother Sky with a cigarette filter between the fingers but rather with a cup of tea, veiled in deep thought. Feel the strings tickle your skin and how Doji ensures you that everything will be okay as long as you confront your worries with cerebral peace.

For the answer to why Mother Sky plays such a therapeutic role to the listener lies within its ensuring calm. Morita Doji wrote psychedelic folk but there’s more to it than that. Fact is, Mother Sky is linked to a type of mindset that can actually be traced back to pop music. It’s not about a wide-ranging façade – it’s about connecting to the feelings of an individual. Punch comes in varied shape and here it’s embodied in remedial harmony. Come; rest your weary head to the sound of her voice. Emotions speak a universal tongue.

That thud by the way, did you catch it?



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Vrid
January 9th 2013



116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My last review was all about experimenting and I think I would still like to keep it a bit artsy for
just another review. Feedback is greatly appreciated; I’m playing way outside my comfort zone here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYOWFAZjjhM (for easy access)

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2013



5624 Comments


@Vrid

How do you like this singer? She is from Greece and her artistic alias is Arleta:

Dragonfly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_FqzJBqPh4

Digging: The 3rd and the Mortal - Painting On Glass

SaneTBP
January 9th 2013



1499 Comments


You explained the album incredibly well considering the lenght of the review, good job!

Album is amazing, though I slightly prefer Goodbye and A Boy to this

Vrid
January 9th 2013



116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@Voivod
Oh man, that's beautiful. Thank you, I'll definitely look into this.

@SaneTBP
I'm very glad you liked it!

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
January 9th 2013



18280 Comments


Definitely gonna check this out as I'm a big fan of psychedelic folk.

Good reivew, pos'd.

Digging: Benoit Pioulard - Hymnal Remixes

Vrid
January 9th 2013



116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes, please do. Thank you!

Vrid
January 9th 2013



116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's pretty cool yeah. You want to be cool too, don't you?

tragic.details
January 9th 2013



622 Comments


This was an excellent review, very detailed.
I'll be looking into this

Vrid
January 9th 2013



116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you, I tried to balance an abstract touch with simple yet informative sentences. Looks like it
turned out quite well! There's definitely danger involved with artsy nuances and whatnot.

GiaNXGX
January 9th 2013



4867 Comments


But you pull it off excellently, just as good as Paperback does. I'll be checking this girl out, sounds def. good from what I read and I absolutely adore all forms of chamber music. One thing, I think you would love a psychedelic folk singer named Susan Christie, she released only one album named 'Paint a Lady.' Formidable, please look into it. If you get the change also check Turid, Swedish folk singer from the 70's, extremely underrated. 'Vittras Visor' & 'Bilder,' unbelievably good.

Vrid
January 9th 2013



116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh, that's probably the most flattering thing I've heard since I started. He's definitely an
inspiration for me when it comes to writing reviews so being appreciated in such a way is truly...
well, flattering! I know of Turid but I've never even heard of Susan Christie. I'm definitely on it.

GiaNXGX
January 9th 2013



4867 Comments


Tell me what you think by then [:

Vrid
January 10th 2013



116 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I loved it actually, totally intrigued by her voice and the instrumentation. Cheers man, maybe I'll
review it!

treeqt.
April 24th 2013



7877 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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Digging: Ichiko Aoba - 0%

treeqt.
September 27th 2013



7877 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what a woman

SaneTBP
September 28th 2013



1499 Comments


well yeah I guess she can sing



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