Saturday, May 30, 2020
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Artist: Mirt
Title: Healing South
Format: 12"
Label: Backwards (@)
Rated: *****
The theme of is new album from Mirt is "derived from exotic vision of class B old adventure films and cheap comic stories". The musical result is an attempt to obtain a crossover between a pop song structure and some experimental effort to obtain the typical atmosphere of sci-fi and adventure movie, the first genre to historically feature electronic and experimental music.
The first side is opened by "Disaster", a track focused con dreamy lines of synth and found sounds. "Soul" is instead a proper pop tune with vocals even if it's more structured than the average. "Papa Legba" closes the side with an almost meditative mood created by the loops and the oriental beats. Side 2 opens with "Bury Me Here" a soundscape created with a sparse noises, a drone and some effects. "Hunger" is based on the juxtaposition of a glitchy beat and a textured sonic landscape "South" closes this release with the dreamy synth and a beat created with the baseline.
Some lines could be a sort of "looney tunes" but, as the linear notes stated, this has been consciously done searching for this kind of mood. It worths a listen when it's not season for avant-garde but for something to hear while reading a comic book and drinking a wine. Nice.