Why : Moh Lhean

CD [Cover Art for Why / Moh Lhean] Your Price: $13.42
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Sell date: 3/2017
Label: Joyful Noise Records
Mfg's Catalog#: 6908
CDC Part#: 1982180
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 Notes & Reviews
 
The final words sung on the sixth album by WHY? are an apt place to begin: 'Hold on, what's going on?' Because while there's much familiar about the oddly named Moh Lhean - mastermind Yoni Wolf's sour-sweet croon, his deadpan poet's drawl and ear for stunningly fluid psych-pop-folk-whatever arrangement - a great deal has changed in the four years that've passed since 2012's Mumps, Etc., an LP that honed the band's orchestral precision and self-deprecating swagger to a fine point. It's significant that this is the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since the project's 2003 debut. Made mostly in Wolf's studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah, the result is obsessive, of course, but also intimate, and flush with warmth and looseness. But the biggest transformation is a bit subtler. After years of eying his world, in part, with a cynical squint, Wolf here learns a new mode. While Moh Lhean never stoops to outright optimism, it chronicles our hero finding peace in the unknowing, trading the wry smirk for a holy shrug, and looking past corporeal pain for something more cosmic and, rest assured, equally weird.

 
 Tracks
 
This Ole King
Proactive Evolution
Easy
January February March
One Mississippi
The Longing Is All
George Washington
The Water
Consequence of Nonaction
The Barely Blur