Moedog Darling - Parlour Flattery
Believe it or not, this artist name hits the nail on the head. Moedog Darling is most accurate superlative available to her first effort. I think I'll try to keep in mind, there is already a sophomore effort by the time I review her first.
But someone found and picked apart the bare minimum that comes off well on CD for this lady on Palour Flattery. Ugly and sexy all at the same time, I'm not sure if I should be rolling socks or writing this review. One way or another her styles and rollercoaster abilities have an aching beauty. Like you can nearly hear her catching the right vibe, and somehow getting that soft yet often times nachalant deepness organized for a different genre.
Most of the record consists of acoustic laid tracks. And not oftenly not rehearsed its evident. Ocassionally she lay her fingers on some piano keys, and I guess thats the reason for the try if you like section. In The Backroom where she starts the intro verse over-exaggerating her lyrics, and the keys have a strong urge to get out of rhythm.
But it's not all bad...Poor Sweet You, the girls shows some high range chops, or regardless comes out smooth with her pipes. Slender Isms has a nice vibe to it, though the chords remind me of a bad tape of me writing my first song on the guitar. My guess is she is trying to take on both acoustic work, and vocal concentration, so I give her points back for that kind of work ethic. Or songs like At The Hem Of My Dress that remind me a of that evil accompanying music to Stephen King's It. Or A Boy's Urgency where the nostril hold is more of an issue vocally than the lyricism, or melody of the piano keys.
Look, I'm sorry Moedog...but I hope this newer album has a bit more. I'll ya...you've peaked my interest enough to go checking. One day...For now... this album is not sexy enough for being this ugly.
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