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Mega Bog is the somewhat misleading recording name of Erin Elizabeth Birgy. Misleading because her music mixes Joni Mitchell’s jazz-flecked albums with Laurie Anderson’s late ‘80s output rather than some sludgy-riffing rock band the name may conjure up. On her fifth album, Dolphine, she is joined by members of Big Thief, Hand Habits and Iji. On Paradise Of Bachelors.

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REVIEWS

Dolphine by Mega Bog
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8/10 Will Staff review, 25 June 2019

This is a good thing from Mega Bog (Erin Elizabeth Birgy to her mates... or maybe they do actually call her Mega Bog...who knows). Like a 21st century jazzy, exotica-tinged 'Wicker Man' soundtrack, 'Dolphine' is a collection of weird and whimsical songs full of of clucking percussion, breathy vocals, and odd atmospheres.

I think the best comparison I can make is probably to John Martyn. Like Martyn, Mega Bog has this ability to insert an effortless groove on a song. There are all sorts of exotica-inspired syncopations and little percussive inflections that bring to mind Esquivel! or Arthur Lyman too. I think 'Dolphine' is my favourite song on the album. Carried along by heavenly arpeggios, this track has a sweetly apocalyptic feel to it and the sense of something inevitable happening. There are vocalisations that swirl around before ending as abruptly as the skittering synth lines entered.

This album gets weirder, and better, as it does on. I wouldn't usually project ideas onto the process, but to me this album sounds like it took Mega Bog a while to get into her stride. 'Dolphine' gets more fractured sonically, but more fluid on the whole, with the last half sounding much more realised than the first.

This is a really interesting album that has so many fantastic points of reference but also remains definitely Mega Bog's own. I can't wait to see what she does next. 


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