Bem-Vinda Vontade

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  • Summary: Adam Pierce's fifth Mice Parade album adds a greatly increased vocal presence (by Pierce, Ikuko Harada and Mum's Kristin Anna Valtysdottir) to his tropicalia-infused post-rock.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. A complex and challenging listen. [#257, p.61]
  2. Although finely tuned and well orchestrated, the album never panders by creating an artificial sense of drama or relying on familiar rock tropes.
  3. There's a feeling of constant evolution over the course of any given track; subtle changes in swing, intonation and attack let you in on the secret that this is no automaton, but a living, breathing entity that's being brought into existence.
  4. It's a melodic, pop album that doesn't pay attention to any typical structures or formulas, and Adam Pierce has pulled off another winner.
  5. Rather than the nostalgic, distant wistfulness of last year’s work, Bem-vinda is much more open, and while there are complex rhythms and arrangements in abundance, none of this gets in the way of some eminently hummable tunes.
  6. Pierce sinks his heart into his music, and while that may not manifest in impassioned yelping or big rock riffs, the exquisiteness of his playing and songcraft make it apparent.
  7. For the wide-awake, it's a crashing bore. [Aug 2005, p.164]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. MarkD
    Jun 1, 2005
    9
    Only on my fourth complete listen yet am already hooked. Unfortunately this is my first listen to the band but after hearing this album I am Only on my fourth complete listen yet am already hooked. Unfortunately this is my first listen to the band but after hearing this album I am to remedy that situation at the earliest possible opportunity. If you are on the lookout for something a little different yet expressing itself eloquently then look no further. An album that oozes whether the volume dial is on a relaxed low or an energy filled cranked up setting. Expand
  2. CodyP
    Jun 13, 2005
    9
    One of the best of the year. An enjoyable listen through and through.
  3. ScottT
    Jun 27, 2005
    9
    It's Pierce's drumming that takes this stylistic blend into repeated listening territory. A unique indie rock album that will It's Pierce's drumming that takes this stylistic blend into repeated listening territory. A unique indie rock album that will hopefully garner the airplay it deserves. Expand