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HANNAH MOULE &THE MOULETTES: XENOLALIA – PART 1

The Moulettes have music for everybody as they explore their musical career. 

From the avant-folk of their early albums to cinematic orchestral arrangements and big riffs, this is a band who put creativity at the heart of everything they do and there ambitious fifth studio album ‘Xenolalia’ illustrates this. With a collection of fifty-five pieces of music: eleven songs about communication, told five ways. Electric, Strings, A Cappella, Horns, and Electronica.

‘Xenolalia – Part I’ leads with the electric track, ‘Idiolect’, an exploration of the deeply personal way that we humans communicate and express ourselves; how our patterns are as unique and various as a fingerprint. It is represented in many different ways, using a variety of musical instruments, something for everybody’s taste, showing off a vast range of their musical expertise with each contextualisation of the song giving a unique feel to what the band are trying to achieve.

Following on from the electric version is the string section of ‘Idiolect’ which is very reminiscent of Jónsi, Björk, and Scandinavian folk all blended into one. Next up is the Horn variation which again, shows the variation within their music. “Speak to me” radiates through this record with echoing but clear vocals and completely sets the scene for ‘A Cappella’. Concluding with the final version of the song, the electronica which will completely allow you to get your groove on, take your pick, The Moulettes have it all.

 

Words- Ryan Cooper

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