Mocky - Saskamodie

Saskamodie

Mocky

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 12 tracks £5.99
Download Album (mp3) 12 tracks £7.99
Download Album (flac) 12 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Mocky - Saskamodie

Mocky has a reputation for suprising people with his music. His electro/hip hop/soul releases to date, wildly entertaining live shows and outstanding production & arrangement work (for Jamie Lidell, Feist, Gonzales, Nikka Costa and Jane Birkin) have cast him as an irreverent, chameleon-like cult figure in leftfield music - not to mention a watermark of quality. Yet even for him, Mocky's newest album is a brave step into unchartered waters, the sound of a musician exploring where his talent can take him with rare confidence and authority.

Named after a song he made up when he was seven using imaginary words, "Saskamodie" is a new future/retro classic: a return to pure musical expression by a cutting edge artist who is no longer bound by the electronic music scene. At different points you'll hear a vintage soundtrack suite, a debonair jazz record (minus the solos) or a golden era '60s soul ballad recording... yet, as if all these charming stylistic sorties weren't loveable enough, cut "Saskamodie" through the middle and you'll find that sweet, inescapably infectious melody is the lifeblood trickling through its core.

"Saskamodie" is Mocky's first release for Crammed Discs. He is listed as playing drums, bass, rhodes, piano, guitar, percussion, bells, recorder, vocals, whistle, organ and toys as well as writing string arrangements. Taylor Savvy, Gonzales, Jamie Lidell, and Feist contribute additional instrumental and backing vocal performances that make this record sound more like a live performance than a studio creation.

Teaming up with Renaud Letang in a vintage soundtrack studio in Paris previously inhabited by the likes of Nina Simone and Serge Gainsbourg, Mocky let his imagination run wild and the results are astounding! Watch out for Mocky’s Saskamodie tour across Europe in 2009.

Reviews

"The "Mockumentary" for Mocky's new album, Saskamodie, portrays the musician as a kind of musical Zelig, turning up in archival footage of 1950s Egyptian jazz, a 1979 mariachi concert, Japanese koto drumming, even participating in a three-way drum battle with Art Blakey and Elvin Jones. Narrated by a graybeard music professor and featuring cameos from collaborators like Feist, Jamie Lidell, and Gonzales, it's a clever conceit brilliantly executed, and probably deserving of some sort of prize, if there's anything like a Grammy for best online EPK.

Saskamodie is an exceptionally intimate album, the product of a close-knit group effacing their own egos behind the ghosts lingering in their chosen studio. Mocky, who has a wonderfully warm, throaty voice, nestles his singing in amongst the instrumental tracks, rarely letting lyrics assume center stage. You might not even notice Feist's contribution, which peeks over the mix's horizon in faint close harmony. "Music to My Ears" features Lidell but forgoes words entirely, with rounded syllables stepping in unison with piano and bass.

It's an exceptionally musical album-- there's no other word for it-- that could fail to seduce only the hardest of hearing, or the hardest of hearts."
(Pitchfork)

Tracklisting

CD Album (CRAM 140)
  1. Mocky - Music To My Ears
  2. Mocky - Little Journey
  3. Mocky - Birds Of A Feather
  4. Mocky - Golden Dream
  5. Mocky - Chubby Cheeks
  6. Mocky - Guiding Light
  7. Mocky - Saskamodie
  8. Mocky - Somehow Someway
  9. Mocky - Jiinti
  10. Mocky - Music To My Ears (Reprise)
  11. Mocky - Sleepy Time
  12. Mocky - For Pepecito
Download Album (CRAM 140)
  1. Mocky - Music To My Ears
  2. Mocky - Little Journey
  3. Mocky - Birds Of A Feather
  4. Mocky - Golden Dream
  5. Mocky - Chubby Cheeks
  6. Mocky - Guiding Light
  7. Mocky - Saskamodie
  8. Mocky - Somehow Someway
  9. Mocky - Jiinti
  10. Mocky - Music To My Ears (Reprise)
  11. Mocky - Sleepy Time
  12. Mocky - For Pepecito

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Music To My Ears 4m 17s £0.79
2 Little Journey 2m 27s £0.79
3 Birds Of A Feather 4m 34s £0.79
4 Golden Dream 3m 32s £0.79
5 Chubby Cheeks 4m 27s £0.79
6 Guiding Light 1m 55s £0.79
7 Saskamodie 4m 33s £0.79
8 Somehow Someway 4m 9s £0.79
9 Jiinti 2m 58s £0.79
10 Music To My Ears (Reprise) 42s £0.79
11 Sleepy Time 3m 24s £0.79
12 For Pepecito 4m 38s £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Music To My Ears 4m 17s £0.79
2 Little Journey 2m 27s £0.79
3 Birds Of A Feather 4m 34s £0.79
4 Golden Dream 3m 32s £0.79
5 Chubby Cheeks 4m 27s £0.79
6 Guiding Light 1m 55s £0.79
7 Saskamodie 4m 33s £0.79
8 Somehow Someway 4m 9s £0.79
9 Jiinti 2m 58s £0.79
10 Music To My Ears (Reprise) 42s £0.79
11 Sleepy Time 3m 24s £0.79
12 For Pepecito 4m 38s £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (12 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section