Quickly, I will state, if I haven’t before, that I want to be Maurissa Tancharoen when I grow up. Seriously. It’s rarer for me to review EPs, but it’s Mo. It’s inevitable and needed.
“Bombs Away.” The word “cadaver” was used in the first verse. Delicious and good, yes. Oh my god, and what is going on, this is a glorious explosion of electronic music noise and voices all singing at once. I definitely am foreseeing this becoming my jam in the immediate future. I love slightly unexpected notes and tonality in songs, and that’s gone on a couple of times here, during the “so the sky is gonna fall” parts particularly. This is just making me so, so happy. And repeated use of the word “deranged” too. Yes.
“Dangerous.” Oh, oh, oh, oh, this is so cute and excellent. I want this song to get married to “Lost Kitten” by Metric (sometimes I marry songs in my head okay). My mind is just this flood of giddy adjectives right now. Oh, and have I talked lately about how damn cute Mo’s voice is, because it really is. “And I’ll be yours to take apart, waiting for you to break my heart.“ Yes thank you perfect for… everything. Also, I am in love with this guitar and whatnot. Whoa, and where did that rock and roll come from, I am even more in love. This is so freakety fantastic, and it’s more than 5 minutes long, which earns it a special place in my heart.
“In Your Dreams.” Oh, well, all right. This is perfect too. This is going to be right up with Eisley’s Deep Space EP for my Most Played And Perfect EPs list, I think. I can already see that. (And you don’t even want to know how many times I’ve played that one. It’s exorbitant.) Hi Jed, you’re cool too. Why does this entire EP make thematic sense to me? For, as above mentioned, every theme.
“Second Nature.” Yes, all right. “On the screen of love overhead.“ Yes, yes. I am melting into an inarticulate puddle of fangirl squee. I hope you’re happy, Mo, this is what you can do to me. “Lean out over the edge on her toes, name that awaits her: Jane Doe, you’re a feather as you fall.“ Ugh but this is so amazing. So amazing and delightful and less chipper than it’s orchestrated to be, but I like music that does that, is less cheerful the closer you listen.
“Mr. Electric.” Awww. This is so cute already. Secret potions and thrill rides and this instrumentation is glorious. This whole collection is seriously going to be my forever jam. This is like 80s pop music but better. This is like if Robin Sparkles wasn’t ridiculous. I am without question in love. Backup harmonies, augh, my favorite.
Aaand whoops “Remains.” Which is a song that I obviously already own because of reasons, and have played an obscene number of times, but wow, after that super-cute and chipper track before it, this is hitting me straight in the face. This song. This song is on my list of If I Cried This Would Be What I Used To Set Me Off songs. This song is on the top of that list. Even if I don’t cry, this song still makes my chest tighten up like I’m about to, no matter where I’m listening to it. Sometimes I turn it up extra-loud when I’m in a crowd of people and just wallow in my fictional melancholy. This is such a beautiful song, and it makes me emotional in a way that a lot of songs can’t. Associative, yes, but also it just stabs my heart in general. The start of the final instrumental break, where it gets louder, I just come over in mental goosebumps.
–your fangirl heroine.