"Para Siempre" CD
Genres: indie rock, trip hop, experimental
PO Box 02007
Detroit, MI 48202
April 6 - 13 2002
cruisin' along at night, zooming into the darkness ahead. On either
side of you, you can see the blur of the trees flying by. You can feel
the cool summer-night breeze blow against your face. What's that music
blasting out of your car stereo? Why, it's Morsel!
In case you aren't aware, Morsel is a wonderfully unique band that
specializes in their own home brew of experimental pop. They have a
magnificent sense of melody and beat, and this comes through expertly
in their music. There are a lot of influences on "Para Siempre;"
similarities to the Sneaker Pimps, Massive Attack, and Garbage are all
For example, "Red Red Red" is a sonic, trip-hoppy piece
that wouldn't feel at all out of place on a Sneaker Pimps record. In
fact, Miriam Cabrera's vocals sounds so much like those of the Pimps'
Kelli Dayton that I can barely tell the difference. The rest of the
band contributes the song's wonderfully chaotic, crashing
instrumentation. Meanwhile, "Meadow" is similar, except it
has a stronger experimental quality to it. It is doomy and
destructive, yet still manages to be extraordinarily catchy.
Altogether, this is a wonderful album. Morsel's music is very dark
and driving, and should not be ignored by anybody. I want more!