Related Artists: The Happy Family. Search within Momus. Discuss this item. We are displaying available and recently sold out items. The girls are going to spend some time in the French counterpart of their school while Mrs. Garrett attends a cooking school. The girls were hoping to spend some time in Paris but find themselves stuck in the countryside with a strict.
She used to eat only the yellow part of the egg. The instrument — satisfyingly loud and pleasingly tactile — hung heavy from his shoulders like an extra pair of lungs. Momus quickly discovered its wide dynamic range, its ability to stab, sob and wheeze and the ease with which chords could be pumped out using the buttons ranged down the lefthand side. Songs played on the new instrument mixed in with sounds from the latest iPad apps had a pleasing tendency to sound like Eisler's collaborations with Brecht during the late Weimar Republic years.
Momus decided to make an album called Akkordion the title mixes the German and English spellings and drummed up sixteen new songs during the spookily hot summer. But as usual David Bowie is the dominant influence, via the bawdy Brecht songs he recorded for his role as Baal.
If the music is often referential and retro, the subjects are fresh: Momus wonders how Kenneth Williams's Rambling Syd Rumpo — an obscene folk singer fond of public sex — might fare confronted by Chinese facial recognition technology, or fabricates sinister dirges to "welcome" the ghastly new breed of British politicians being enabled by Brexit.
Throughout, the big question seems to be whether individual happiness can happen in a vacuum, or whether salvation needs to be something collective. Finally, what defines Akkordion is this tension between the light and dark: the bittersweet contrast between personal fulfilment and a political world dominated by division, toxicity and — let's face it — actual fascism. Like little Oskar Matzerath in The Tin Drum this accordion sends a scream through a world marred by disaccord.
Please be aware that due to the global pandemic, some delivery services may be experiencing a slight delay! Cherry Red Records are very proud to be working together with Momus again, following on from the success of their collaboration, Pubic Intellectual — An Anthology Named after the Greek god of mockery, Momus is prolific Scottish songwriter, author and journalist Nick Currie, who has now been releasing critically acclaimed music in a style all of his own for over thirty years.
Below is the Sunbutler songstream in YouTube playlist format. Physical and digital releases are now available via Darla. The lyrics are here. The audio disk contains an instrumental composition entitled Samoa Sonata , and the DVD features a visual piece called The Conductor accompanied by the sonata.
Bibliotek , the album from Momus , is now out and can be ordered in CD and digital formats from Darla. Lyrics, videos and credits for the album are on this page. You can hear a podcast discussing some of the record's themes here. You can also sample the record in the form of a YouTube playlist: In May Momus completed his album, Thunderclown, a croony-crackly affair cooked up in close collaboration with Stockholm vinyl-charmer John Henriksson.
Limited edition vinyl releases of the material are still available from John's label Tona Serenad. On July 12th Darla exclusively released the twelve-song Thunderclown album worldwide on CD and digital; order here.
The the record can be sampled as a YouTube playlist: "To say Currie's whole career has been building to Thunderclown is over-egging it," enthused Drowned In Sound , "but followers or anyone curious about his back catalogue will do somersaults when they hear what he's done here. Henriksson's creaks and circus noises, so beautiful on his own releases, add a necessary veneer of cuteness, and make Thunderclown sound like Darren Hayman at a steam fair. The Thunderclown album is one clever little pantomime, as listenable as it is anarchic and with so much bile under its surface it's a wonder the case hasn't got ulcers.
The result is something you'd find yourself listening to alone on Christmas deliriously drunk and disillusioned, taking solace in long-vanished nostalgia These days, we need more artists taking chances, and Currie comes off here as the king of taking chances, in a nice, intriguingly creative package. But Currie's lyrics lift the proceedings onto a different level as he examines human flaws, foibles and mortality.
The highlight is "Datapanik", a sardonically tender meditation on how a computer crash now means the loss of irretrievable memory objects. Design is by James Goggin of Practise. The record can also be ordered via iTunes or as direct digital downloads from Darla , or Amazon physical , as well as from the labels themselves.
The "hypnoprism" of the title is YouTube, a sort of hypnotic musical prism, the source of much of the inspiration for this album, and even some of the sounds.
Hypnotised by watching his favourite music videos on YouTube, Momus made songs aspiring to the same qualities -- that mysterious catnip which makes you want to play a pop song over and over, and commit it to memory -- then immediately made videos for them and posted them.Momus: The Poison Boyfriend () Nick Currie: Rate: Notes Free inside copies of his Tender Pervert LP Images Comments and Reviews Add a Comment or Review about this item. See Also. Momus - The Hairstyle Of The Devil / Amongst Women Only - Creation - UK () Vinyl Albums: 78 RPM: CD Albums .