“Huge, complex and compelling. One of the most thrillingly nimble musical ensembles the UK has produced in decades.” – Prog Magazine
“Equal parts Kronos Quartet, Roxy Music, Zappa, Kate Bush… echoes of early Floyd, Bowie & Radiohead… The electronica of Kraftwerk and the acoustic melody of Pentangle.” – R2
“Redefines the term ‘Progressive’ for a new era”– Fatea Magazine
“Tireless live grafters. Different & full of enchantment.” 8/10 – UNCUT
“Unique. Delicious music” ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – MOJO
“A compelling and original band” ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – The Guardian
“Divine harmonies”☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – Time Out
‘PRETERNATURAL’ – EUROPEAN SPECIAL EDITION
This 16-track European Special Edition, featuring remixes, unreleased B-sides, live tracks, collaborations and alternate language versions was made as a companion album to ‘Preternatural’.
With the talents of musicians and friends from all over the world, this record features original album tracks translated into German, Italian, Swedish and Latvian, as well as contributions in Armenian, Arabic, Creole, Gaeilge and Dutch. It is dedicated to those who celebrate diversity and seek common ground on the one planet that we share.
Moulettes’ 2017 European tour includes dates in Germany, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and Latvia.
Brighton based collective Moulettes continue their journey into the alt.pop/rock/folk universe with the release of their most accomplished album to date – ‘PRETERNATURAL.’
In early 2015, lead singer and songwriter Hannah began to contemplate an album about the natural world, after reading an article in the New Scientist.
The article detailed how the discovery of a microscopic creature that lives miles underground, without oxygen or light, had redefined the perimeters of life as we know it.
“It made me think about how much we still don’t know about the planet we live on… the moving space between what we do know, and what is unknowable.” says Hannah. “The animal kingdom holds such a wealth of beauty, creativity, humour, ingenuity and artistry- we wanted to celebrate it, underline its fragility, to hold up a mirror and compare our own species to others.”
The result is ‘Preternatural’, an eclectic but cohesive 11 track collection, which marries the mind-expanding concept with elements of prog, pop, alt-folk and rock.
The band’s superb musicianship and is given centre stage on this record, their tightness and synergy a testament to their relentless tour schedule and breathtaking live shows.
It’s a beautifully orchestrated piece of work, experimental in parts but still accessible, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies, big riffs, detailed arrangements and sharp song-craft to make a genre defying album that explores the moving gaps between electronic and acoustic; DIY and big production.
“We identify with bands who present their own kind of eclecticism,” says Ollie. “From Zappa and Gentle Giant to current bands like Field Music, John Grant, Snarky Puppy, Laura Mvula, My Brightest Diamond, tUnE-yArDs and Tortoise; these were all references for the record.”
The front cover best illustrates Moulettes for what it is:
An eclectic, progressive hybrid, a bizarre and bombastic monster.
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MORE PRESS FOR PRETERNATURAL :
“Far Out Folk Rock and Art Pop”- Metro
“Magical super-enhanced music, colour drenched… Elements of Queen and & symphonic rock assault.” – Record Collector ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
“Grooves as smooth as Prince… A Bolshy Art Pop sonic ecosystem” – Aesthetica
“A mad electro-rock zoo bear. More prog than folk… New Goldfrapp direction.” – Q
“mystical folk that veers to the progressive side… dive in” – Crack
“One of the most unique, enthralling records in recent memory. Its like all my favourite bits of prog, psych, folk and rock tangled together beautifully”. Tom Dalgety – 2015 ‘Breakthrough Producer MPG & 2016 Nominee ‘British Producer’- BRIT awards
“Stunning vocals and Awesome Music. CHECK! “– Rough Trade
“Experimental pop. A soundtrack for the films of David Attenborough and Jacques Costeau” –Northern Sky.
“A suitable candidate for best Art Rock Album of the Year” – RawRamp
“Psych- Folk Moulettes return with Prince-inspired brand of pop-psych. Melodic hooks and grinding, grungy riffage to complement tight soul harmonies and that gem of chorus youth” – NeverEnoughNotes.
“A cross between Pentangle, Kate Bush & early Pink Floyd”– Reuters
“Floyd meets Pentangle. Huge, complex and compelling” -Prog Magazine
“Divine harmonies…Orchestral folk at its very finest.”
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – Time Out
“Welcome to the world of prog folk… Moulettes are among the current leading UK practitioners of the sub-genre. They are like a cross between Pentangle and the Kronos Quartet, by way of Kate Bush and early Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett.”
“This is what a modern folk album should sound like.”
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ London Evening Standard
“…songwriting of rare depth and inventiveness, this is a mature, often inspired album.”
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Songlines
“This delicious music is played with acoustic virtuosity…Complex and beautiful…Intriguing and unique”– ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ MOJO
“Frontrunners of the new British acoustic scene thanks to their sophisticated, unpredictable approach”
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Robin Denselow, The Guardian
“The best music I heard at Latitude was by the Moulettes” – The Independent