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MMOTHS - Luneworks Album Review


On the back of two very well received EP's, live opening slots that plenty of performers would have been very envious of (Aphex Twin & The XX) and much critical adulation, not to mention expectation, the debut album from Mmoths is now here. 'Luneworks', a fourteen part album, from twenty two year old Dublin artist Jack Colleran is an all new offering that builds on his reputation and most certainly adds further credibility to his portfolio . 

MMOTHS - Luneworks Album Review

The sonic exploration that Colleran journeys through seems equally measured between creating as big a soundscape as possible out of what may appear to be the least amount of elements. The almost contradictory juxtaposition thrown up by sprawling vistas of beautifully textured and imagined panoramas to that of the delicate, almost brittle and minimalist, ambient palette from which it has been conjured are a true joy to hear. The compositions, arrangements and use of instrumentation are subtly and suburbly mixed. The keys and synths are at times akin to more classical stylings, such as Nils Frahm, but can then veer seamlessly through Fripp and Eno to more contemporary artists like Gold Panda.

 

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Mmoths - Diaries EP Review


Diaries, the second EP from ambient electro's latest rising star Mmoths, has arrived after what has been a solid 12-months of touring and the occasional single since Newbridge, Ireland-based producer released his self-titled debut EP. Over that year the young producer has pooled together his experiences for another otherworldly offering, with the echoing oasis of claps and chimes that made for such a rich, layered outing last time being retained as Mmoths (real name Jack Colleran) explores even more mellow direction than his any of his previous work.

Mmoths - Diaries EP Review

Last year's debut really impressed with tracks such as the Superhumanoids featuring  'Summer,' 'Thnx' and 'Heart,' which Keep Shelley In Athens appeared on, managing to move from straight chill-out, down-tempo electronic music to radio-baiting samples of ambient pop. Likewise with the singles released between the EPs, most notably the brilliant, almost house sound 'Folding,' Colleran has managed to make some notable release over the past 12 months. With Diaries, the fun seems to have been stripped away almost altogether as Colleran delves into a much more melancholic atmosphere than before. EP opener 'One' seems to channel most of its inspiration from fellow ambient enthusiast Balam Acab and with its gradual build up to the walloping drum crashes it sets up the following track brilliantly as it is slowed down for the breathy, Young and Sick featuring 'For Her'. 'For Her' could easily fit in on the debut EP and is a beautiful example of young Colleran's ability to make accessible, down-tempo music, but it is here where the EP begins to slump unfortunately.

Both 'Losing You' and 'No One' suffer from being a little too self indulgent and overly long (despite neither being over 4 minutes long) and Diaries begins to run the risk of collapsing in on itself before the Holly Miranda featuring 'All These Things' manages to salvage the integrity of the EP. Reverting to a more upbeat tempo, 'All These Things' stands out from the pack as an EP (and career) highlight as Miranda shows that a little help can go a long way in making a good song into something special. Colleran soon reverts back to melancholy on the closer 'Too Real' - a track reminiscent of The Cure with its downy, sporadic piano chords and back-alley background noises.

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Take a look around Mmoth's Soundcloud page and you will find a few remixes from last year and a preview of things to come for 2012, a relatively desolate page for a man with such colossal talent. With a collaboration with Keep Shelly in Athens, a nod of acceptance from Flying Lotus and an emergence from his bedroom/studio for a string of dates around Britain and his native Ireland at the end of this month and throughout the next, things are looking good for the young producer.

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