Simian Mobile Disco Murmurations

Murmurations

Simian Mobile Disco

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Released on May 11, 2018 by Wichita Recordings

Main artist: Simian Mobile Disco

Genre: Electro

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:53:49

  1. 1 Boids

    Simian Mobile Disco, Artist, MainArtist - Warner Chappell, MusicPublisher - James Ford & James Shaw, Composer, Producer, Mixer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

  2. 2 Caught in a Wave

    James Shaw, Composer - James Ford, Composer - Simian Mobile Disco, Artist - Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, Composer, Lyricist - Warner Chappell / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Deep Throat Choir, Artist - Simian Mobile Disco feat. Deep Throat Choir, MainArtist - James Ford & James Shaw, Producer, Mixer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

  3. 3 We Go

    James Shaw, Composer - James Ford, Composer - Simian Mobile Disco, Artist - Luisa Gerstein, Composer, Lyricist - Warner Chappell / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Deep Throat Choir, Artist - Simian Mobile Disco feat. Deep Throat Choir, MainArtist - James Ford & James Shaw, Producer, Mixer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

  4. 4 Gliders

    Simian Mobile Disco, Artist, MainArtist - Warner Chappell / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - James Ford & James Shaw, Producer, Mixer - James Ford, James Shaw & Deep Throat Choir, Composer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

  5. 5 Hey Sister

    James Shaw, Composer - James Ford, Composer - Simian Mobile Disco, Artist - Luisa Gerstein, Composer, Lyricist - Warner Chappell / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Deep Throat Choir, Artist - Simian Mobile Disco feat. Deep Throat Choir, MainArtist - James Ford & James Shaw, Producer, Mixer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

  6. 6 A Perfect Swarm

    Simian Mobile Disco, Artist, MainArtist - Warner Chappell, MusicPublisher - James Ford & James Shaw, Composer, Producer, Mixer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

  7. 7 Defender

    Simian Mobile Disco, Artist - Luisa Gerstein, Lyricist - Warner Chappell / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Deep Throat Choir, Artist - Simian Mobile Disco feat. Deep Throat Choir, MainArtist - James Ford & James Shaw, Producer, Mixer - Luisa Gerstein, James Ford & James Shaw, Composer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to PIAS outside the US & Canada.

  8. 8 V Formation

    James Shaw, Composer - James Ford, Composer - Simian Mobile Disco, Artist, MainArtist - Warner Chappell / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Deep Throat Choir, Composer - James Ford & James Shaw, Producer, Mixer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

  9. 9 Murmuration

    James Shaw, Composer - James Ford, Composer - Simian Mobile Disco, Artist, MainArtist - Warner Chappell / Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Deep Throat Choir, Composer - James Ford & James Shaw, Producer, Mixer Copyright : 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS]. 2018 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Simian Mobile Disco. Released under exclusive license to [PIAS].

About

James Ford and Jas Shaw's sixth full-length album as Simian Mobile Disco was written in collaboration with Deep Throat Choir, whose presence is so center-stage that they deserve to be billed as the main performers instead of just a featuring credit. DTC have successfully taken the choir concept and made it relevant, far surpassing any novelty factor and garnering respect throughout the industry, particularly -- and peculiarly -- in dance music circles. Perhaps fittingly, then, Murmurations seems more like a much-deserved platform for the choir rather than a full-blown Simian Mobile Disco record. There's no denying that the album has been produced with finesse; it just doesn't come close to the peaks found on previous SMD albums. There's been a solid history of vocal collaborations within their back catalog: for example, their biggest pop crossovers appeared on Temporary Pleasure, where the likes of Beth Ditto could be found chiming in over their early, more jagged sound. Here we find the techno-lite/minimal approach of phase-two SMD offset by the gliding harmonies of DTC, exemplified by lead single "Caught in a Wave," which creeps along eerily but fails to crescendo; "Cruel Intentions" this certainly isn't, and the Justice remix of "We Are Your Friends" couldn't be further from their current location. Which is fine; if anything, Ford and Shaw have transformed gracefully over the course of their career, gradually reining it in to find new solace in the underground while maintaining a festival-ready, larger-vibe persona that they can dust off and reanimate as needed. That Murmurations finds them hovering in the background isn't necessarily bad either, but the talents of DTC and their hive-like harmonics outshine the sheen of the tracks they appear on, seen clearly on the singles "Hey Sister" and "Defender." Every track has a pleasant flow, with the production only really coming to the forefront on "A Perfect Swarm," which builds to the midway tipping point with the same degree of precision and balance that SMD have demonstrated in the past. During "V Formation," the synthetic and harmonic elements intertwine until they are essentially one and the same; undoubtedly the overall point of this project. With that in mind, it might seem unfair to say DTC steal the show, as after all they could be framed as just another instrument, or human synthesizer as Shaw himself puts it. That doesn't change the fact that Murmurations is a standout moment for Deep Throat Choir, while in the Simian Mobile Disco canon it sits as an interesting and pleasant experience but, ultimately, a sideline in their discography. ~ Liam Martin

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