MUDBOY: IV - THIS IS FOLK MUSIC
CDR: Free Matter For The Blind FM4TB-MUD4 [2005]
Ltd x 100


Salitron Wave
Solitron Waves
Untitled
Starlight
Untitled
Untitled
Lost
Running
Beruit Dance Party
Coming Here Was A Bad Idea
Dawn Treader
Sailing Sony
Untitled
Untitled

With a promo blurb that advises Mudboy is an artist who plays a "homemade circuit bent church organ", I had an initial hunch this was not meant to give the impression that this would amount to typical Sunday service tunes!

So with his personally modified organ equipment, Mudboy’s music is such that it straddles a fine edge between the electronic(a) and more traditional sounding classical organ dirges (it is an organ after all!), with some field recordings, static etc, thrown into the mix for good measure. Thus with the resultant concoction, a bizarre musical landscape has been created for the listener to immerse oneself in. Although tinged with a dark and sombre tone in places, there are equally as many playful and quite joyous streaks, indicating that things are all not deathly serious in Mudboy’s camp. Likewise certain songs also manage to capture a quite decadent cabaret vibe, which evokes that certain unsettling undercurrent that David Lynch has made his trademark in many of his feature films.

For such reasons this release manages to stand out as both interesting and individual against the swathe of releases given to me to review. Although some tracks might veer off into slightly overindulgent noise dirges, there are enough quirky aspects to make this another intriguing oddity.


RJS

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