A nourish, Lazyboy veined intro’ lights the touch paper of quirkiness, as Canadian quintet Mother Mother use the winding guitar/electro pop stroll of ‘Chasing It Down’, to mark the beginning of their third album. Instrumental raciness and thoughtful interludes blends together in this post four minute, tempo flitting effort. Salt N’ Peppa clashing with Client at a karaoke party represents the femme aspect of vocal element that is rich in warmth and mystique. Guildemond’s slightly fuzzed, gliding vocals add the finishing touches to an offering of frivolity. The pop is soul coated for the rubbing bass-line driven, disco flavoured, ‘Baby Don’t Dance’.
Breathtaking pop spirited exuberance is made even more enlightening by the fact that this outfit has the range and skill to throw in the odd emotive, reflective and yearning ballad, ‘Born In A Flash’. Guildemond harnesses the emotive tug of a weeping key-led intro and a slow patting percussive push, on top of a sombre femme backing touch, to question social standards:
“Daddy was an anarchist, we can’t afford somebody catching wind of this here.”
More reflection peppers this album, providing for a contrast to the infectious energy on display. The Tiny Dancers veined ‘Simply Simple’, shows an ability to fatten their pop approach with a winding guitar edge, providing a low key indie slant to their armour. ‘Aspiring Fires’, is a spindling femme vocal led stammering pop effort that sees the vocal momentum change direction, as Molly Guldemond’s well pitched clarity steers the track. Molly’s best effort is saved for the wispily dreamy, ‘Getaway’, where she hovers here vocals soulfully and emotively.
The Camera Obscura, Bjork and The Cranberries conjoining roam of ‘Fair In Time’, is where Molly displays her true range and vocal profile. Heart and adventure are mingled together against a pulsing percussion platform and a digitally intoned instrumental tag. Mother Mother, with this third album have produced their most moody and eclectic offering yet.