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Mo-Di
     

Mo-Di

by Mouth Music
 
Though in a very different way, Mouth Music's sophomore effort is every bit as satisfying as the band's debut. The differences are several: first, the exquisite Talitha MacKenzie is gone, replaced by the equally and separately fine Michaela Rowan and Jackie Joyce, one of whom brings the Celtic vocal

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Though in a very different way, Mouth Music's sophomore effort is every bit as satisfying as the band's debut. The differences are several: first, the exquisite Talitha MacKenzie is gone, replaced by the equally and separately fine Michaela Rowan and Jackie Joyce, one of whom brings the Celtic vocal inflections that otherwise would have gone missing with MacKenzie, and the other of whom brings in an interesting Franco/pan-African twist that energizes the gently churning "Birnam" and the loping "Maudit." Second, bandleader Martin Swan is clearly looking beyond the Celt-funk fusion he defined on the debut album, so this time we get a curiously compelling vegetarian anthem based on a Xhosa chant and the aforementioned French poetry, as well as the usual adaptations of traditional puirt-a-beul for which the band is named. The album closes with a gorgeous and deliriously funky live track called "So Step Off," during which Swan charmingly addresses the listener as "y'all."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1993
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431024221
catalogNumber:
10242

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mouth Music   Primary Artist
Jackie Joyce   Vocals,Background Vocals,cowbell
James MacKintosh   Conga,Drums,Snare Drums,Hi Hat
Quee MacArthur   Bass,Conga,Bass Guitar
George McDonald   Alto Saxophone
Michaela Rowan   Vocals,Background Vocals,Loops
Malcolm Shields   Bongos,Voices,Bells,Bottle,cowbell
Martin Swan   Flute,Bongos,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals,Whistle (Instrument),Mbira,Guiro,spanish guitar,Hi Hat
Andy Thorburn   Accordion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jackie Joyce   Composer,Sound Effects,Producer
James MacKintosh   drum programming
Chic Medley   Arranger
Malcolm Shields   Sound Effects
Martin Swan   Arranger,Composer,Poetry,Producer,Tama
Andy Thorburn   Sound Effects
Stuart Hamilton   Producer,Engineer

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