TRACK REVIEW: Maius Mollis – The Tide Turned | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Maius Mollis’s stunning new track The Tide Turned offers a contemporary folk sound of brilliant colours. The centrepiece is a vocal which demands multiple listens to uncover lyrics that are poetic and guarded, telling a story both familiar and unique.

The accompanying track is a lesson in restraint. From the modest guitar that adds feeling without intruding, to cymbals that add tone without constraining the track into strict tempo. Having set such a foundation, the pay-off when the drums flicker fully into the mix, replete with grounding bass, feels immense. Even here in release, there is a sense of holding back information, a barely audible spoken word Dictaphone voice in the right ear murmuring something to someone. Quietly golden.

 

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