Motoya | Adaptation

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by Motoya

Can we truly understand one another? Perhaps we can start by speaking each other's musical language. Country, hip-hop, new wave, spiritual, anime, Irish folk, Mexican guitar, bluegrass--you'll find it all here.
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
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1. Warm-Up
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2. Our Survival
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3:34 $0.99
3. Patriot (feat. Torrey Musicant)
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4:04 $0.99
4. Something Unique
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4:03 $0.99
5. Mantra
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6. My Babe, My Angel
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7. Nancy's Reel
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8. Calling an Angel
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"Adaptation" represents an exploration of genres beyond the comfort zone of new wave and synthpop. "Warm-up" is literally a warm-up ditty that Mike often plays when he first picks up his guitar; it is reminiscent of Rod y Gab. "Our Survival" is a string band song composed in 2007, in response to the political climate of the time. "Patriot" is a return to the new wave genre, but with punk-inspired vocals beckoning fellow countrymen to resist oppression. "Something Unique" covers the range of Irish fiddling, hip-hop, punk, and jazz, mirroring the confused mind of the singer after a sudden breakup. "Mantra" was written in the style of a Christian Rock hymn. The last three songs of the album were written for Mike's wife, Nancy. "My Babe, My Angel" features deep country vocals and barnyard fiddling. "Nancy's Reel" was written in the style of a traditional Irish reel for fiddle and mandolin. Finally, "Calling an Angel" resembles an instrumental soundtrack to a nostalgic anime film.


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