Off The Record – EP FOCUS – Xenolalia II: Attention, Hannah Moule & The Moulettes

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the latest EP by Hannah Moule & The Moulettes- Xenolalia II: Attention

Attention p.1 (Electric)

This song is the first on the EP and it is a really fun sort of sound – there is a lot happening that creates this sort of complex style to the song but it is also a delight to listen to. The song focusses on melodic lyrics and there is this popping style sound that happens throughout the chorus that works really well. The instruments at time intertwine with the vocals so well that it actually sounds like it is part of the voice and feels like an echo. A song that is easy to listen to whilst also taking you on a journey.

Attention p.2 (Acapella)

This is a really interesting EP for the fact it explores different areas of Attention in different music styles. The Acapella version is so different to the Electric song. It feels very choral and it is interesting to see how the song develops. The different talents of the musicians means that it creates this really dramatic sound that is also in some ways uplifting.

Atttention p.3 (Strings)

This section of the album feels very dramatic and theatrical and this is because you can feel the emotion being played on the strings. Again the complex levels of the track can be felt and it is sort of like a journey. This time it feels like the instruments are the stars and not the vocals and when they come in they sort of feel like the backing track.

Attention p.4 (Electronica)

This song feels very ambient and unlike the songs that come before it, this track feels like it is more of a sound scape and all about the experience. It is definitely the most unusual song to listen to on the album and may be the most difficult to listen to as there is a lot of twists and turns at every corner.

Attention p.5 (Horns)

This is the last song on the Ep and it I think is the best position for it as it feels like it is a song that is creating a sort of finale to the album. The horns create this uplifting backing track to these real strong prominent echo style vocals. It feels like it has essences of jazz to it as well which makes it an interesting track to listen to.

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