Mary's Voice
The Music Tapes - Mary's Voice
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2012 Ratings: #419 / 928
User Score
Based on 4 ratings
September 4, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge / Label
Experimental / Genres
Your Review


No Ripcord

It’s an album wrought with nostalgia, fuzzy-tape hiss, and unbelievable musicianship that any fan of Koster will surely eat right up.

Beats Per Minute

With songs that unspool in unexpected ways and feel centuries old in spirit, he has finally given us something that matches in execution what he’s been repeatedly trying to show us through his boundless imagination for the past decade


A song or two here and there might falter a bit, but taken as a whole, Mary's Voice is a minor triumph.

Consequence of Sound

It frequently sounds as though it’s being sung in his own secret language, making it hard for the listener to glean his secrets. 

Track List
  1. The Dark Is Singing Songs (Sleepy Time Down South) 
  2. Saw and Calliope Organ on Wire 
  3. S' Alive (Pt. 1) 
  4. The Big Beautiful Shops (It's Said That It Could Be Anyone) 
  5. Spare the Dark Streets 
  6. To All Who Say Goodnight 
  7. Intermission (Pt. 1) 
  8. Intermission (Pt. 2) 
  9. Kolyada #3 
  10. Playing "Evening" 
  11. Go Home Again 
  12. S' Alive to Be Known (May We Starve) 
  13. Untitled 
  14. Takeshi and Elijah
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Added on: September 5, 2012