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Moulettes [CD]

Moulettes Audio CD
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Many Moulettes met and started playing music together when they were 15-17. After a couple of EPs and singles they released an acclaimed debut album on Balling The Jack/Sotones in 2010, which found its way on to several Best Of The Year lists. They also won an Innovation Award and best group from the prestigious Fatea roots-music website and got nominated for best band by the alternative Brit ... Read more in Amazon's Moulettes Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Balling the Jack
  • ASIN: B003VZL9OC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,889 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I saw the Moulettes live at a festival - a terrific gig full of superb musicianship and an obvious chemisty between the band. Having then bought the album I wasn't disappointed - personally, I love this sort of thing. How to describe it is the problem as there are so many influences - it's core sound is a sort of dark gypsy swing jazz/folk and if you think that's a bit ambiguous, then there's also classical elements, bewitching harmonies and tales of the night. One of the tracks - Requiem has a moment which reminded me of the sort of simple three note techno passages you'd hear in a club before a track kicks off again - except this time played on a bassoon! This track is a standout for me, with hints of Holst's "Mars" in it's opening passages and some vocal interplay between the two lead female vocals which make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Other personal favourites - Talisman goes from a sort of mid paced 30s jazz(ish)and explodes into pagan irish jig in a beat and back again, while Going a Gathering seems to fuse a rockabilly strut with swing. The whole album is played with impeccable timing and skill on cello, violin, bassoon, drums, guitar and more. There are maybe two tracks on here I'm less keen on but at least five or six excellent songs - I think that's a good return if you're getting something this quirky and unusual.

This isn't an album to stick on quietly in the background on your kitchen stereo - too challenging and nuanced for that. Give it some volume and some time to get the best of it. I suspect it's not for everyone - but if you like the sound of a prog/folk/swing/jazz/classical fusion then this is about as good as it gets - check them out on You Tube or even better, see them live.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unique 27 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album is unlike any you will have heard, and will be until the Moulettes produce a second one. If you like klezmer-style jazz-folk with wierd tempo changes and slightly bonkers lyrics, backed by rock cello and unusually spelt percussion, you probably have a more eclectic CD collection than anyone I know. Apart from people who think X Factor is sophistaicated music, I can't think of anyone who wouldn't like this album.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A witches cauldron of music and art 15 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
You'll see that the packaging for this CD has been created with care and unbounded creativity, and the same can be said of the music. You might call it contemporary folk, but really this has none of the leaden seriousness that genre. The album rattles along with a swinging, dark humour. There are finely crafted female vocal harmonies, skittling changes of tempo, and a rich blend of instruments amongst which the cello and bassoon feature prominently. There are slow, bewitching interludes. This is confident, inventive, quirky stuff.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new kind of Folk - fascinating to listen to 5 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
I first saw the Moulettes busking in Malta, the eerie sound that echoed back at me from the tall buildings, stopped me in my tracks, after a couple of songs, I was hooked and bought the CD. Not quite folk, not quite Irish, not quite like anything I had heard before.

With no preconceptions, or expectations, I listened to this album four or five times in a row, as a debut it is a highly polished and professional performance. An eclectic fusion of sounds that assults the senses, I could hear so many different influences and countries, a truely amazing and talented group, buy it and you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy Moulettes now. 16 Nov 2013
By Andy
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I'll start by putting my cards on the table. I'm old enough to remember being with my Dad as 'we' bought the Please Please Me L.P. just after it was released in an old-fashioned (but then so trendy) record shop in Southend-on-Sea. I've had so many favourite bands in the last 50 years or so that it would take too long to relate, but these include Free, Cure, Fairport Convention, Manic Street Preachers, Neil Young/Crazy Horse... I first saw the Moulettes at the 2013 Fairport Convention Cropredy Convention, which included such greats as Alice Cooper (yes I was head-banging to School's Out when I was in the Sixth Form), 10cc, Peatbog Faeries, Mediaeval Baebes, and the Moulettes, who I had never even heard of before, blew them all off the stage. The Moulettes' first album is great. It starts with Recipe for Alchemy a massive musical statement which introduces us to the idea that their lead instruments are the cello and the bassoon, a wonderful, enormous wind instrument, (for those who are understandably unfamiliar)which when played by Ruth Skipper introduces a whole new dimension to classically influenced folk-rock. Violins, double bass and various types of percussion also provide a more than healthy accompaniment to the intelligent lyrics, beautifully sung. Track 6 'What a Way to spend a day' is a fabulously happy piece, and is followed by Track 7 (no surprises there!) 'Requiem' which I would say is probably my favourite piece ever. I'm not messing you around. I've just made sure that it's the first piece of music ever played in our newly converted cellar; it sounds awesome, in fact nearly as awesome as last night in Clitheroe when it was the final encore for the first gig of their new tour. Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bewitchingly wonderful! 16 July 2013
By Izzy
Format:Audio CD
Saw this band for the first time at a small folk festival and I have been playing this album on repeat ever since. I just can't get enough of the beautiful harmonies and haunting lyrics. The tunes are a masterclass in musicianship and even if you aren't really in to 'prog-folk' then you have to admire the sheer talent of this group. BUY THIS ALBUM (I have no affiliation with them, I promise!).
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