Nico Muhly   Mothertongue
Release Date: 2008

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4.0 excellentFrunobulax | May 27th 09

An impressive second disc from composer Nico Muhly, Mothertongue is glitched out vocals and electronics combined with beautiful orchestral swoops. The title suite is full of microscopic vocal syllables loops to create a disorienting backing over which strings, percussion, and piano accompany vocals. The second suite is mostly brass and percussion with more glitches, and is more tender (and ominous) than Mothertongue. Closing suite, The Only Tune, features one of my favorite artists Samamidon singing a melancholic story about two sisters over banjo tweaks. All in all, an amazing offering.


3.0 goodsje45 | August 5th 14
4.5 superbbuttspoops | May 18th 12
4.0 excellentAttyTude | July 20th 11
3.5 greatIai EMERITUS | March 14th 10
4.5 superbDamnChuckedHam | November 1st 09

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