Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Little Blurbs:

Mahjongg - Kontpab

(K Records; 2008)

Grade: 71.0%

[mp3] "Tell the Police the Truth"

A few weeks back we previewed a few of the tracks from Mahjongg's latest album, Kontpab, and though the comments were few in number, it seemed like they were enjoyed by those who listened. If you are one of those who enjoyed the tracks we previewed, then I have both good news and bad news. The bad news is that the two songs we featured turned out to be two of the better ones, which means that its only natural to feel a bit let down after giving Kontpab its first full listen. The good news, however, is that "Pontiac" and "Tell the Police the Truth" still hold up well, and the album's closing track, "Rise Rice," manages to one-up them both, with Mahjongg perfectly executing the blend of electronic and percussive heavy post-rock I briefly touched on in my previous post. Kontpab may not be the revelation I had hoped for, though it's still good.


Femme Fatale said...

Chalk it up to "Best Songs off Mediocre Albums -- 2008 Edition." That sucks.

Terminus said...

"Kontpab", in my opinion is not supposed to be combed thru for it's hot singles. But, if you want to do that..."Problems" and "Mercury" are stand outs along with the three you mentioned. It is a fully realized album, and it sounds like a classic not a letdown.