MOTHER WHALE: Hello, Earth…Goodbye, Moon: LP

This is easily one of the better contemporary avant/experimental records I’ve heard in a while (it came out four years ago; I think I can call it contemporary). There’s deepness and richness, an obvious understanding of tone and mood. They have personality. The songs not only seem to come from somewhere, they seem to go somewhere, which is rare for the form. They also seem to not only be (obviously) influenced by Eno, but seem to understand his approach to music and how to utilize that approach towards their specific ends—another rarity. Not sure if Mother Whale has gotten much attention, but they should. –Matt Werts (Lo & Behold, lo-behold.org)