The third studio outing from Malenky Slovos features 13 tracks (+ 3 bonus tracks), resulting from over three years of live shows and recordings.
As the title suggests, songs vary greatly in tone and mood: the new wave tinged Mother Hurt and Matterplay coexist with the more delicate Whited Out and the Eno cover By This River or the quirky disco-funk of Small Town Paranoia and Knowledge Base.
"Having played these songs live for some years now, we've manged to really distill their essence: entire sections were ditched over time in favour of texture and mood. Accordion, piano, glockenspiel, ethnic percussions, uke and more were used occasionally to extend the band's core set-up. So, the final tracks rarely reach the four minute mark, but they draw from a rich palette of sounds to create a unique atmosphere"
"A roller coaster ride through crumbling dead malls and Mother Earth's cries, cheap love potions and reversed tarots, global conspiracies and small town paranoia, off-the-shelf knowledge which proves elusive and not-really-from-outer-space parasites who'd want us to OBEY..."
“Adding that electro-acoustic trumpet is surely a thing here... A fine result, a pleasant album! ”
“Whilst music has impressive atmospheric appeal, (...) from the intensity of instrumentation surfaces an imperial vocal that marks Malenky Slovos as something special. ”