ALBUM REVIEW: “Floriography” by Moddi

April 17. 2011 | By Carlos Cisneros

[Propeller Recordings]

Floriography begins with a fantastic intro in the form of Moddi singing over a simple accordion tune. It sets the tone for the rest of the album as the Bjork-esque vocals and lyrics are constantly at the forefront of the music. From start to finish, it’s a very mellow album throughout. The songs are riddled with piano, acoustic guitar, violin, and accordion. A highlight and arguably one of Moddi’s best comes in the song “Magpie Eggs.” I would point anyone to this song if they need a good introduction to Moddi. The only thing holding this album back from perfection is its lack of variance, as most of the songs follow a similar format and structure. Really, that is a pro or con depending on your preference, but since the album has a dreary, somber feel to it, you definitely have to be in a certain mood to take in the whole album in one sitting. Overall, it’s a very pleasant listen from an international musician who will no doubt gain more and more recognition as a great songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Download “Magpie Eggs” here.

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