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Mice Parade: Bem-Vinda Vontade

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New York musician Adam Pierce is Mice Parade--note the anagrammatic qualities of the names--but he's come a long time since he played every instrument on Mice Parade's 1998 debut The True Meaning of Boodleybaye. Pierce still plays the lion's share of instruments on the new Bem-Vinda Vontade, but he's supplemented by a host of other players like keyboardist Rob King and vibes player Dylan Cristy (with whom Pierce plays in the Dylan Group). This has been a continuing trend with each of Mice Parade's successive albums, and what was once a largely laptop-fueled live phenomenon has become a band.

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Mice Parade: Mokoondi

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For all practical purposes, multi-instrumentalist Adam Pierce is Mice Parade. Pierce plays drums, guitars, organs, vibes, and cheng. Using studio tools, he blends all these sounds together to craft groovy, percolating textures. His third disc under the Mice Parade moniker, Mokoondi, gains extra personality through the efforts of additional musicians on saxophone, vibes, violin, and voice. However, it's Pierce's personal vision which organizes the music and sets the tone. Multiply-overdubbed performances form a thick, pulsing collage of sound--always moving forward, but never in a hurry to get there. The combination of fluid improvisation with studio textures helps define Mokoondi as ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mice Parade: Mokoondi

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For all practical purposes, multi-instrumentalist Adam Pierce is Mice Parade. Pierce plays drums, guitars, organs, vibes, and cheng. Using studio tools, he blends all these sounds together to craft groovy, percolating textures. His third disc under the Mice Parade moniker, Mokoondi, gains extra personality through the efforts of additional musicians on saxophone, vibes, violin, and voice. However, it's Pierce's personal vision which organizes the music and sets the tone. Multiply-overdubbed performances form a thick, pulsing collage of sound--always moving forward, but never in a hurry to get there.

The combination of fluid improvisation with studio textures helps define Mokoondi as ...



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