O My Heart

O My Heart

by Mother Mother
     
 
In some cases, artsy groups that delight in being self-indulgent and eccentric aren't terribly worried about accessibility. Their attitude is that if you appreciate and comprehend what they're doing, great -- and if not, so be it. But Mother Mother's second album, O My Heart, is one of those CDs that achieves a healthy, attractive

Overview

In some cases, artsy groups that delight in being self-indulgent and eccentric aren't terribly worried about accessibility. Their attitude is that if you appreciate and comprehend what they're doing, great -- and if not, so be it. But Mother Mother's second album, O My Heart, is one of those CDs that achieves a healthy, attractive balance of accessibility and artsy experimentation. It isn't as though alternative pop
ock/folk-rock offerings such as "Wrecking Ball," "Arms Tonight," and "Wisdom" are apologetic about being quirky and skewed; in fact, this part-male, part-female group from Canada sound like they are having a great deal of fun providing off-center lyrics. But while O My Heart certainly doesn't go out of its way to be accessible lyrically, it is quite accessible musically. O My Heart has something that other "artsy-as-hell-and-proud-of-it" discs lack: hooks. There are hooks galore on this 2008 release. So even if listeners have a hard time absorbing a song's lyrics and figuring out what the song is trying to get across, Mother Mother's abundance of honest-to-God hooks make O My Heart easy to digest on a musical and melodic level. Musically, O My Heart is often infectious, and that musical infectiousness pulls the listener in regardless of how abstract the lyrics can be. Mother Mother showed a lot of promise on their appealing, if imperfect, debut album, Touch Up; they still have some growing and developing to do, but all things considered, O My Heart is a creative success for the Canadian unit.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Last Gang Records
UPC:
0060270082120
catalogNumber:
200821

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mother Mother   Primary Artist
Peggy Lee   Cello
Howard Redekopp   Vocals
Rebecca Whitling   Violin
Shawn Penner   Synthesizer,Vocals
Ryan Guldemond   Synthesizer,Banjo,Ukulele,Group Member
Molly Guldemond   Group Member
JP Carter   Trumpet
Rebecca Whitling   Violin
JL Carter   Trumpet
Jeremy Page   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Tyson Naylor   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Howard Redekopp   Producer,Engineer
Shawn Penner   Engineer
Ryan Guldemond   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Molly Guldemond   Artwork
Howard Redkoppp   Audio Production

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