Wednesday, December 14, 2016

“Smoke” by Mosa Wild – A Song Review

     The standout feature of “Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog is the cooperation by same-gender vocalists who comfortably and powerfully reside in different ranges. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) controls an upper range, and overpowers it during vocal screams. Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) masters the lower range.
     In the second half of “Smoke,” the Soundcloud debut of Mosa Wild, the listener is treated to another same-gender vocalization in more than one range. Unlike “Hunger Strike,” the emphasis is on harmonization. But we aren’t complaining. We’re too preoccupied with appreciating the skill in the arrangement and execution of the song.
     During the first portion of “Smoke,” steady-beat percussion and shoegaze-style guitar support the sole vocalist. At the two-minute mark, the instruments signal a shift. A few seconds later, the shared vocalization begins and our list of best song of 2016 is expanded.

     Mosa Wild is based in Ashford, UK. The members are Jim Rubaduka (vocals, guitar, keys), Alex Stevens (guitar), Edwin Ireland (bass), and Charlie Campbell (drums).
     “Smoke” by Mosa Wild

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