Moor Mother & Mental Jewelry - True Opera
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Based on 170 ratings
2020 Ratings: #212
Liked by 9 people
April 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Don Giovanni Records / Label
Moor Mother, Moor Jewelry / Primary Artists
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The Needle Drop
This collab by Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry has the sound of a noise rock classic, while also employing plenty of new ideas.
A raw and powerful record that is quite the experience but not really anything I'd return to.

Best Track: Boris Godunov
Worst Track: Eugenics
sharp and straight to the point, True Opera is extremely aggressive, loud, and has a heavy, “FUCK YOU!!!” Attitude. While I wish it was longer, I still had great time with this one. Also, I’m pretty sure I’m crazy, but Moor Mother kinda sounds like a teenage David Byrne on here, yeah I’m pretty sure I’m crazy
Moor Jewelry which is the collaboration between American poet and songwriter Moor Mother and Noise Rock producer Mental Jewelry. Together they make True Opera which is what I’d like to call Noise Punk with driving vocals and instrumentals that unnerve the listener and devour it with it’s chaos.

True Opera, for me, sounds like someone on the edge of a nervous breakdown with its distorted, Wild instrumentation for it feels like a ticking time bomb until hell breaks loose.

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Moor Jewelry is the collaborative project from 2 of the most exciting and intriguing artists in the underground right now. Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry. Both of which have put out projects that to me have been extremely boundary pushing and forward thinking to music at large. This project is mainly based in noise rock, no wave, and post punk. Each song is brief, yet they pack a punch and they are extremely visceral. Whether it be on the opener “True Opera”, where the duo lays down ... read more
Moor Mother and Mental Jewelry collaboration in which experimental, industrial hip hop of Mother is hardly audible. On True Opera we get noisy post-punk with a huge inspiration of Steve Albini and no wave.
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#7/The Needle Drop

Track List

  1. True Opera
  2. No Hope
  3. Look Alive
  4. Judgement
  5. Eugenics
  6. Working
  7. Westmoreland County
  8. Le Grand Macabre
  9. Boris Godunov
  10. Shadow
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Added on: April 20, 2020