For the Mojo’s third album, the band have again enlist the expertise of producer by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey) at the legendary Rockfield Studios, to create a euphoric meets melancholic LP with soundscapes and lyrics sympathetically conjoined.
The music of The Mojo Fins is often suggestive; the titles of the songs offering a direction to go, but not specifically pointing the way. Their textured and euphoric meets melancholic atmospherics are yearning, regretful, hopeful, happy, sad, and all those other human emotions you expect to experience in the everyday. While the instrumentation is never flashy or fussy but spot-on throughout, little moments here and there serving to emphasis the mood of the song but staying strictly away from the bombastic. In particular, the drumming is inventive throughout, while the piano, instead of leading a song, is used as a tool, to embellish, to heighten the sensations.
For their third album, the band have again enlist the expertise of producer by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey) at the legendary Rockfield Studios). Whereas previous album Shake the Darkness saw the Mojos’ sound given more textures, more foundation and a “produced” feel that verged on the cinematic, CIRCA is a more complete, a more rounded album, featuring a stream of great songs from the opener ‘Longwave Reach’ to the closer ‘Hands of Flashing Light’.
Find out more about The Mojo Fins here.
1. ‘Longwave Reach’
4. ‘Catholic Guilt’
5. ‘Arterial Roal’
7. ‘Black Sun’
9. ‘White Heart Beats’
10. ‘Hands Of Flashing Light’
Release Date: 8th June 2014
Catalogue Number: AMAZCD24
Publishers: Amazon Music Ltd. / Licensed courtesy of Amazon Records