I hadn’t even heard of Mop Mop before a couple of weeks back when Paul (Maureen) posted one of the other albums on the Listening To thread. I reviewed a few of the albums on spotty and immediately liked them…a lot. (cheers Paul!) The style is sort of reggae/Africanish electronica (so my bruv will love it )
This album is from 2016.
The man behind Mop Mop is Andrea Benini, an Italian musician and producer.
This is a new one for me and surprisingly I don’t mind this at all. I quite like the laid back rhythms but I definitely preferred the instrumental passages. The guy rapping has listened to too many Massive Attack records. The Lunar Love remixes are very good too, despite the absolutely disgusting amount of flutage on the remix of Totem. I’m left feeling that it is all a bit lacking in the impact department. The rhythms are nice, but aren’t hard enough to really think of this a dance record. The pace is too brisk and it is not dubby enough to drift away to. So, 3.5 out of 5 and I’ll definitely listen to some of their other LPs. To be honest, the remixes LP (absent of the flutage) is very good indeed.