Advisory Committee

Mirah - Advisory Committee
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Based on 11 ratings
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April 19, 2002 / Release Date
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K Records / Label
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While thematically starker than her debut, Advisory Committee finds Mirah filling out her sound with noisier and more percussive production, courtesy of friend and collaborator Phil Elverum. There's a graceful juxtaposition between Mirah's sweet voice and the ominous storm brewing just behind... Her melodies no longer seem to resolve in perfect intervals, but are left unbounded, in a state of "violent hunger", as she herself characterizes on standout "Mt. St. Helens", a ... read more
Produced by Phil Elverum (yes that Phil Elverum), early Mirah (especially this album) at times sounds a lot like The Microphones with a female lead-singer. Distant marching band percussion, washes of static, that acoustic strum sound Phil gets. There is some stuff here that might not work with Phil, and despite not having the most amazing voice Mirah still carries these songs well.

I was quite into Mirah's first three albums, but fell off after that. I'm surprised to see she put out a record ... read more
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