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LIKE A DUCK TO WATER

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co.

 

Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 3 ratings

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philippe
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3 stars This album figures among those numerous instrumental efforts (in popular music) entirely built around the Moog synth. Historically speaking, Walter (Wendy) Carlos and her "Switched on Bach" correspond to the first Moog dominated musical adventure, followed a few years later by Popol Vuh and their mystical "Affestunde". This Mother Mallard's electronic collection features MiniMoog textures and intricate "superposed" melodies. All Compositions sound pleasantly despite that nothing is really transcendent. Some repetitive motifs and cyclical electronic operations punctuate the ensemble and reveals influences from Steve Reich (additional "structural" process in "all set" noably) or Tangerine Dream (for the almost "hypnotic" like patterns). "Oleo strust" (the best track on this album) starts with a repetitive synth process combined to bass continuous lines. The last minutes contain a long monotonous but luminous minimal chord. The album features some "pop" accentuated tones and some misplaced "humorous" passages ("Harpsichord truck") that I would prefer to avoid. Simplistic MiniMoog exercices in pop-prog proportions!
philippe | 3/5 |

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