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Tunng Mother‘s Daughter & Other Songs

Thank goodness for Tunng. After countless misused applications of the ubiquitous "folktronica" tag, we finally have something truly deserving to pin it on. The Birmingham, UK duo‘s first LP, Mother‘s Daughter & Other Songs, moves in and out of a dreamlike haze of gentle electronic gurgles and nostalgic acoustic meanderings, shifting with moods both whimsical and melancholy. Although the pair are clearly influenced by folk legends like Bert Jansch and John Fahey, their adroit use of electronics firmly entrenches them in the here and now, yielding compelling similarities to Beta Band, The Notwist, and MÙm. A beautiful and altogether poignant look back to the future.

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