by Mission of Burma


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When Mission of Burma emerged from two decades in suspended animation to play a series of live shows, they revealed no decline in their unparalleled combination of swagger and control. Even diehard optimists would've hesitated to bet that the Bostonians would be able to parlay that into a "comeback" album that would stand up to the material they released in their brief initial lifespan, but that's exactly what Onoffon is. The alternately assaultive and seething "The Enthusiast" harks back to MOB's earliest days, its stop-start structures jolting the synapses at every turn, while "Max Ernst's Dream," rife with cryptic lyrics and wall-of-machinery sonics, carries the claustrophobic vibe that permeated much of Vs. The 16-song disc does set the way-back machine to pick up a brace of heretofore-unrecorded older material -- the best of which is the short, sharp "Hunt Again" -- but the bulk of Onoffon is fresh out of the oven. Interestingly, even when new approaches, like the layered harmonics of "What We Really Were," are applied, Mission of Burma's singular style churns to the surface. Sometimes you actually can go home again.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
Label: Matador Records
UPC: 0744861061328
catalogNumber: 10613

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mission of Burma   Primary Artist
Clint Conley   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Peter Prescott   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,electronics,Casio,Group Member
Bob Weston   Loops
Tanya Donelly   Vocals
Roger Miller   Guitar,Percussion,Strings,Keyboards,Vocals
Christian Frederickson   Viola
Eve Miller   Cello
Brinna Conley   Vocals
Caroline Conley   Vocals
Wounded World Singers   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mission of Burma   Producer,Audio Production
Clint Conley   Composer
Richard Harte   Liner Notes
Peter Prescott   Composer
Bob Weston   Engineer
Roger Miller   Composer
Holly Anderson   Composer

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