Mice Parade: Mokoondi
Notably, Mice Parade defies the most common pitfall associated with studio-enhanced improvisation: perfectionism. Pierce prefers to take the notes as they come, building them into an organic wholerather than getting everything "just right." As a result, Mokoondi has an authentic, home-made flavor. One can hear the personal character of each cymbal hit or pluck of the chengmicrotonal variation, attack, and all. The vocals are not always in perfect tune, but it doesn't really matter. The groove maintains over-riding authority on Mokoondi, though all the parts that fit together to form it retain their own personal character. Occasional improvised drum duets offer a hint at the possibilities available to the expanded Mice Parade in live performance, where post-rock drumming master Doug Scharin joins forces with Pierce to deliver polyrhythmic energy.
Track Listing: Open Air Dance; Into the Freedom World; Circle 1; Pursuant to the Vibe; Mokoondi; Ramda's Focus; Circle 2; The Castaway Team; Man on the Beach in Brasil.
Personnel: Adam Pierce: drums, cheng, moog, rhodes, guitars, synth, vibes, saxophone, cymbalom, dulcimer, marimbas; Carlo Cennamo: saxophone; Dorothea Tachler: violin, voice; Doug Scharin: drum and guitar loops; Marc Wolf: guitar; Dylan Cristy: vibes; Herman Wright: saxophone; Helen Ann Shea: gourd rattle, guitar; Tyler Pistilli: vibes.
Record Label: Bubble Core
Style: Fringes of Jazz