Some people say that lo-fi bedroom recordings have lost all currency. But It seems absurd and painfully post-modern that there are people who gauge an artist’s integrity based upon the music’s method of capture. It’s like decrying a painter for choosing to paint on wood instead of canvas — how self-conscious! Music is music no matter what way you capture it, and good music transcends gimmickry. Nadine Mooney’s debut record MouseHouseWormhole is indeed recorded with that most precious of sound-capturing devices (the cassette deck) and it’s got the hiss, alright — it’s got the grit. It is ghostly, laconic, otherworldly, and nymphal. It is all those things that you’d come to expect from a bedroom recording, but it also has an element that no artist can consciously recreate, no matter how hard they try to get birds chirping in the background. I’ll let you decide what that is.
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