Album – Electrotherapy – Mangomad

Posted by admin on February 23rd, 2006

  • Band / Artist : Mangomad
  • Genre : Tip Hop / Electronic / Dance
  • Sample Track Download : Your Beautiful Daydream
  • Buy CD : N/A
  • Buy Digital Download : Buy
  • Rating : 8 out of 10

Many artists that rely strongly on modern day, electronic wizardry sometimes seem to loose track of what makes good music. Yes, there’s many effects and sounds that would have been very difficult to produce years ago, but that doesn’t mean you have to squeeze in as many as you can. Anyone can make electronic music, but it takes real talent to make good electronic music. I keep saying electronic music, but I suppose this is more trip hop, but don’t hold me too it. There’s so many different terms for the many different genres of music today, that I get totally lost, so I’ll just stick to the ones I know, but feel free to substitute for the term of your choice.

This isn’t all electronic wizardry, there’s a real foundation of sound songwriting under each and every track. There’s also a real 90’s vibe about some of the tracks, that remind me a lot of the KLF and Massive Attack. There’s even some Beatles influences on the Strawberry Fields inspired “Your Beautiful Daydream”.

For me the stand out song on this album is the cracking “Search for Zen” which is just an absolutely awesome track. No doubt it comes as no surprise that this is the track that first brought Mangomad to my attention, as happens so many times. At times this album is infectiously melodic, at other times it borders on the hypnotic. It’s certainly an album that’s dusted off a few cobwebs for me and one that I’ll be playing a lot more in the near future.

Conclusion : If you are looking for a something with a laid back, chilled vibe, this is the album for you. At just 7.99 UKP the download is simply a steal.

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