Mosquitos III

Mosquitos III

by The Mosquitos
     
 
The Mosquitos' third album is no great departure from previous work, and that's just fine. Anyone who has heard the first two has no doubt fallen in love with the group's light as a feather, sweet as sugar mixture of Brazilian and indie pop along with a hint of electronic pop; this record does nothing to weaken the affair and will likely leave you even more in love.

Overview

The Mosquitos' third album is no great departure from previous work, and that's just fine. Anyone who has heard the first two has no doubt fallen in love with the group's light as a feather, sweet as sugar mixture of Brazilian and indie pop along with a hint of electronic pop; this record does nothing to weaken the affair and will likely leave you even more in love. As before, Juju Stulbach's vocals are entrancing, Chris Root's are goofily charming, and Root and Jon Marshall Smith create a smooth and peaceful soundtrack perfect for a lazy day, sleepy morning, or really any time you need a hug. Although the Mosquitos are still perfectly unique and true to their original sound, Mosquitos III differs enough from previous release Sunshine Barato to make it seem like more than a wonderful retread. The mood is decidedly less silly; the sound is lusher with lots of fake strings filling up the background and just a deeper feeling. Instead of summer all the time, some hints of autumn creep in now and then, like on the melancholy "Nowhere Left to Go" or the heartbroken "Gaita." At their heart, though, the Mosquitos are squishy romantics with a soft spot as wide as the ocean. Check out "Reason to Live," which is about the mushiest, sweetest love song you'll ever hear. Or try "Love Like You." Or the marvelous "Just a Touch." There aren't too many bands that are as unabashedly soft and gentle as this; the Mosquitos are pretty special in that regard. If you haven't already fallen in love with the group, Mosquitos III is a perfect warm, sweet, and inviting soundtrack for your first date.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2006
Label:
Bar/None Records
UPC:
0032862018121
catalogNumber:
181
Rank:
333032

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mosquitos   Primary Artist
Dave Woodman   Bass
Jon Marshall Smith   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Ocarina
Jeremy Adelman   Flugelhorn,Horn
Craig Baker   Electric Guitar
Juju Stulbach   Gong,Tambourine,Vocals,Go Go Bell
Chris Root   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Michelle Smith   Vocals
Mark Robham   Bongos,Chimes,Drums,Tambourine
Samantha Balarra   Tamborim
Jimmie Courier   Acoustic Guitar
Mike Onufrak   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Composer
Jon Marshall Smith   Producer
Mosquitos   Composer
Juju Stulbach   Artwork
Chris Root   Producer,Engineer
Alex Erisoty   Cover Photo
Mike Onufrak   Composer

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