Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's The Moops Not The Moors

The Moor is like the feeling of comfort found in an old friend you've just met - someone you know right off the bat isn't going anywhere. Their self-titled debut album, out August 23 via Dilettante, is packed with dense turns of oblique, distinct melodies, sonically vibrant images, and dips and swells of familiar obscurity.

The eight songs of The Moor are a haunting concoction of synthesizers, piano, subdued guitars, and mesmerizing vocals, creating a raw wall of sound that evokes and impresses with equal measure. With musical contributions from Josh Klinghoffer (PJ Harvey, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Simon Lord (Simian, Black Ghosts), and Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip, Neon Neon) and finishing touches by mix guru Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, The Strokes), the swagger of the instrumentation couples with the moody, candid lyrics and the velvet arrangements in a dream-scape of hypnotic rhythms.

Download: Warm Winter

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