August 14th, 2007 | by Michael Byrne Music | Posted In: Cut of the Day

Moodring, "Hail" from phoolan devi (Nillacat)

     
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moodringSo, it turns out I screwed this one up a bit, and lost track of my dates. I was hoping this track was going to get you fired up to see Mooodring tonight, assuming that tonight was the 13th and not the 14th. However, I've just been informed by an associate that keeps better track of these sort of things, that today is the 14th. We missed it.

Here's a taste of what exactly you missed. Much of what's on this album seems more grounded than other Moodring stuff I've heard, less abstract, even a little poppy. "Hails" just all around pretty. The vocals, the hymnlike incantations, make me think of local out-folk duo Plants (their listed as collaborators on Moodring's Myspace). The arrangements make me think of x number of chamber-esque bands: chilly, droning strings and wandering piano. The setup's been abused plenty before, but Moodring pulls it off with originality. Lovely.

[audio: hail.mp3]

Links:

Moodring on Myspace
Mood Ring

Photo: From Myspace.

 
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