Mouth were formed in Cologne, Germany in 2000 as a trio, comprised of Christian Koller (vocals, guitars, occasional keyboards), Gerald Kirsch (bass) and Nick Mavridis (drums, backing vocals, keyboards). Indeed, their style is often cited as a mixture of ‘retro prog’, Krautrock, hard rock, psyche and glam rock – all together it fuses into a unique spleen often underlined with dystopian themes.
After ‘Rhizome’ (2009, BluNoise Records) and ‘Vortex’ (2017, BluNoise Records) the trio releases their new album ‘Floating’ on Tonzonen Records. Floating sounds very different to the previous album ‘Vortex’. Its a bit like the “downside up” or the sarcastic happy contrast to the vortex world.
Floating (reprise) is the opening track and it was also the hidden track on ‘Vortex’. It perfectly fits as a bridge to connect both albums. Also the themes are still connected to the loose vortex narrative. Madbeth and Reversed are ironic songs about mad leaders. Distance was basically intended to open the ‘Vortex’ album and O.T.B.Field is also referring to March Of The Clopes and Into The Light from the ‘Vortex’ album. The instrumentals (Homagotago / Sunrise / Sunset) are basically Krautrock inspired jams picking up the spirit of the old days.
“Where the prior album was lush in its melodies, patient and ready at a moments notice to veer into post-King Crimson serenities nothing against that whatsoever Floating is by and large more psychedelically influenced; proto-progressive instead of classically progressive.” –The Obelisk
To purchase the new album, click here: https://mouthprog.bandcamp.com