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Light Of The North

Miaoux Miaoux Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (11 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chemikal Underground
  • ASIN: B007XBQ6QG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Autopilot 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hey Sound! 4:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Better For Now 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cloud Computer 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Is It A Dream 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Virtua Fighter 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Stop The Clocks 5:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Singing In The Dark 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ribbon Falls 2:250.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

Being able to take the cold and unemotional and give it warmth is something quite a few electronic musicians attempt, but not many achieve. But Glasgow-based producer Julian Corrie, AKA Miaoux Miaoux, certainly tries with Light of the North.

It helps that Corrie’s unaffected voice laments or celebrates over his uncomplicated soundscapes. While not tonally memorable, it brings to mind Alexis Taylor's vocals for Hot Chip, and can turn a mildly diverting dance track into one with an emotional hook to reinforce it.

There are hints of chaos underneath the polished surface, like the cacophony that ushers in opener Sweep Clean – though it quickly veers into pleasant pop territory, like a more ship-shape Postal Service. Later, Hey Sound! deviates from previous structures, resolving into a club-threatening chant with a throbbing backdrop.

There are some lovely little melodies pinging around this collection. Generally they're guided by gentle guitars, while auspicious electronic sounds swarm around them. But here's the thing: nothing sounds particularly vital to these songs. Each pleasant flourish and backbone beat could be replaced, with the impact of the piece in question unlikely to be altered.

It's often said that if a song can be stripped back, and not lose anything, then it's a great song. But that may be a fallacy. A song lives as much by its final incarnation, as by its origins; you can play three chords and come up with something you've heard before, but it's not the same.

Miaoux Miaoux puts sounds together that are reminiscent of other works. It's nice enough, but is it going to soundtrack your life? No. Does that mean it shouldn't exist? No, but it's merely a pretty diversion – one which sounds great, if you hadn't already heard these particular tricks mastered by others.

--Nick Levine

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5.0 out of 5 stars Light of the North - Miaoux Miaoux 22 April 2013
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Quite surprised my son with this purchase. Saw him live in October and
enjoyed his music and the development through his performance of his music through loops
and technology. He would probably be surprised to hear I am over sixty!
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Heard 'Stop the clocks' on a Linn high definition download and really liked it. Bought this album and it has grown on me over several plays. Still think 'Stop the clocks' is the best track. Play it LOUD! The drumming that comes in about halfway just sounds so happy!
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