Luis Mojica – Wholesome
What music sounds like. Such an interesting diversity music offers. In exchange many times for our own creativity we will seek out artists may walk outside the drawn lines and embrace their need for making their own indelible mark on the music sidewalk of life.
Luis Mojica has created and debuted his first studio album along with special guest featuring. Included Brian Viglione (drummer for The Dresden Dolls and Violent Femmes) along with Melora Creager of Rasputina. This is an original piece of artwork in truth. A cohesive work of art that relays a story of an artist’s exodus from the city to the mountains. Conceptually placed works and musical pieces such as this album, “Wholesome” are quite refreshing. As it allows the participants to actually join in on a higher level of music appreciation based on an arts point of view.
The components listed as being used on this album are a beat box, vocal looping, electric violins, saxophone, cello, oboe, flute, accordion along with a singing saw which all mix in a rather high society brain waves of maddening artistic presentation. With a deluge of spot tart vocal harmonies this existential blend of sounds has been tempted and tried by musician Luis Mojica. To say the least it is very inspiring and a breath of most cherished antiquity. If Mozart had any part or Beethoven even in the channeling whispers of Luis Mojica’s heart, then certainly without hesitation, without question the gentle marks have been suggested and sealed by the kings signet ring.
Luis Mojica brings his eclectic tastes together in this baroque themed album, “Wholesome.” Calling New York home, the air of his ability to create something other worldly at times casts about a chamber sound beset and adored by the finest musical ears of languorous appreciation. There is an art form not long held nor heard of from for quite sometime. A hauntingly languid appeal spent upon the ethereal realm of carefully crafted stanzas… stanzas of time, place, and imagination. For it is this album that almost seems to be the voice of time speaking to the listener… if the listener would only give time but a moment. “Wholesome” just may have a lesson for us to learn about our meager cup of porridge.
Distinctly refreshing and spinning magically in its own formation has brought his ten tracks from his experience of living in a community that has nurtured a mantra of looping harmonies, and chants all cut in formation that breathes the living and breathing earth. An atmospheric prose set to enchant. Luis Mojica’s vocals really are an instrument unto themselves and the pinnacle of what makes this album a jewel among the thistles. With the layering of musical talents in addition to the ones mentioned, Rebecca Moore on electric violin, Ryder Cooley on accordion & singing saw, Australian composer Sister Ursuline on cello, Caelan Manning on saxophone this Midsummer’s dream is ready to be unfurled and set free. A spectacular grouping of music to behold and treasure.
by Song River