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Mothlite

The Flax of Reverie

(Southern; US: 16 Jun 2008)

England and Finland might not make the most obvious bedfellows. However as Mothlite, the duo of London-based musician Daniel O’Sullivan and Finnish engineer Antti Uusimaki create the kind of dark, acoustic atmospheres that goes as swimmingly together as a dish of bangers and mash accompanied by a nice pint of Karhu lager. Their debut, The Flax of Reverie, employs the sounds of Harvest-era black country folk with the slightest hint of the kind of black doom metal omnipresent in Uusimaki’s neck of the EU to create a wholly unique hybrid that could very well appeal to John Martyn and Unholy fans alike.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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