Milagres – Glowing Mouth

January 01, 1970

(Kill Rock Stars)


New York quartet
Milagres, Portuguese for miracles, underwent a metamorphosis. After two EPs the
gents changed their name from The Secret Life of Sophia. It was during this
transition they released 2008 debut Seven
; the LP slightly foreshadowed what would be the staple sound in Glowing Mouth.


An impressively
eclectic album that defies a set genre, Glowing
delicately balances its organic, ambient music with an electronic
undertone. The album’s sound influenced by a hiking trip away from the big
city, Wilson
began cultivating Glowing Mouth. Calm
numbers such as “Fright of Thee,” For Disposal,” and “Moon On The Sea’s Gate”
maintain a stillness throughout that gives way to a chorus overwrought
apprehension. And it is not only the music that takes us on this emotional
ride; Wilson’s voice is an impressive instrument as well. Otherwise resting in
the alto range, we are introduced to Wilson’s falsetto in “Halfway,” which is
fully explored in the title track.


Swimming in
catchy melodies and tantalizing music (along with Wilson’s vocal abilities), it may be
difficult to select a favorite track within Glowing
– but it’s quite easy to enjoy.


DOWNLOAD: “Glowing Mouth,” “To Be Imagined” APRIL

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