Sounds From Mothland, Vol. II review

Various, Sounds From Mothland, Vol. II: REVIEW

A second compilation from the renowned Montreal record label.

Various, Sounds From Mothland, Vol. II (Mothland)

Mothland, your favourite local alternative label, has dropped Volume II of their Sounds From Mothland series — a treasure chest of b-sides and other rarities in the label’s expanding universe. There are so many gems on this 14-song puzzle. Starting us off is the experimental gothic track “Deep (Demo Version)” by Petra Glynt, who also made the the trippy album cover. Next is the evil yet glamourous “Enterainment” by dark-synthwave post-punk stooges CDSM. “Kafka (Mixtape Version)” may be Sunglaciers’ most straightforward punk song, and it’s glorious. “No They Wouldn’t” — by Mothland newcomer We Owe — is pure sonic madness reminiscent of collaborations between Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. Closing the album is the blissful “Volcan d’amour” by N NAO. 8/10 Trial Track: “Kafka (Mixtape Version) by Sunglaciers”

“Kafka” by Sunglaciers

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This review was originally published in the July issue of Cult MTL.

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