7/10 Clinton Staff review, 12 July 2013
Morning, Dear! As I say to the cat each day.
MorningDeer is in fact Krisztina Danyi, a Hungarian classically-trained vocal prodigy who has produced a series of lo-fi bedroom recorded music that veers between art-rock, experimental noise, and playful lo-fi indietronica with jazz.
It sounds a little like this: imagine if Amy Winehouse had gone completely insane, turned her back on the soul revue and headed into bleak complicated european art rock territory where she used her voice in a myriad of quirky and unusual stylings backed by a Budapest jazz outfit. It's really oddball stuff but quite brilliant at times.
Opener ‘Move Along’ sounds not unlike an improvised attempt at the mid-section of ‘Heroes and Villains’, but the album comes alive with ‘Drive’ which forges a laid back jazzy sound with vocals going here, there and everywhere. A sound which is taken to further extremes on ‘Fair’ where the voice is chopped up, kind of like a smoky jazz inflected Norman Collier. Comparisons could be made to early CocoRosie, St Vincent and perhaps a bit of Serafina Steer or Joanna Newsom, but it's waaaay out there with the musical choppiness of the likes of Arto Lindsay, Derek Bailey or early Gastr Del Sol.
An intriguing, if difficult, listen.
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