Mr & Mrs Muffins from Seattle, US release their latest album The Raindrop Dance & Other Songs About Love in the UK on Folkwit on 28 May 2012.
The Raindrop Dance & Other Songs About Love – Mr & Mrs Muffins
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- The Magic Cloud
- The Ladybird’s Theme
- The Carrot’s Theme
- The Raindrop Dance
- The Dream
- The Rabbit’s Theme
- The Painter
- The Happy Garden
- The Ladybird’s Lullaby
- The Illusion
- The Outro
“Have you ever heard an album for the very first time that exactly fits the mood you are in?
I was lucky enough to have such an album come my way in this last week from those lovely people at Folkwit Records that is so enchanting,beautiful & beguiling it has not been off my stereogram radio-matic ipod ghetto boom box thing ever since it landed.
It’s called ‘The Raindrop Dance & Other Songs about Love’ and its from Seattle based storytellers Mr. and Mrs. Muffin and we at FOTN think its something you may well find yourselves smitten with.
I have been incorporating the sounds of my melodica into my own music recently and so I fell hook,line and sinker for the melodica loveliness of opening track ‘The Magic Cloud’ and never looked back.
This album is gentle,relaxing and wondrous,just like a mini fairytale orchestra is performing for you in your living room.
“Really beautiful stuff.”
– Pull Up The Roots
“Seattle-based storytellers Mr & Mrs Muffins’ musical debut release featuring a collection of the musical interludes that first appeared on their two audio book releases for children.
As the origin of the compositions indicates, it’s a mostly instrumental album, containing tracks that range from sparse and childlike simplicity featuring interplay between a melodica and a toy piano, to full blown multi-layered production compositions and choral arrangements.
The biog tells me that Mr & Mrs Muffins are usually found playing music in their tiny cottage by the sea, or daydreaming about their heroes Mr Carrot and Mrs Rabbit………Aahh, how sweet is that.
It’s a strictly niche mood album, and should probably come with a government health warning about playing whilst driving a car or operating machinery.
Time will tell if the musical formula is one that will provide longevity for Mr & Mrs Muffins, and basing judgement on that old adage that involves poison and pleasure, this may well be an album that unsurprisingly develops a cult status.”
– Phil Carter, FATEA
“If Ivor and Viv were alive they would thoroughly approve.”
– Russ The French Flyer, DJ
About Mr & Mrs Muffins:
Mr. and Mrs. Muffins can usually be found playing music in their tiny cottage by the sea or daydreaming about their heroes, Mr. Carrot and Ms. Rabbit.
Every once in a while, Mr. and Mrs. Muffins like to join Mr. Carrot and Ms. Rabbit on their adventures to the planet Zardax or for a ride on Ezilda, the majestic pegasus.
This music provides the soundtrack for all of these adventures and more!!!
A lovely, mostly-instrumental album by Seattle-based storytellers, Mr. and Mrs. Muffins. The music here moves effortlessly from the simple and unsophisticated (a melodica or a toy piano picking out a melody) to very accomplished string passages and multi-layered soundscapes with airy choral arrangements that give you the chills. These recordings originally featured as interludes on the Muffins’ first two audio books, and the child-like sensitivity that pervades the album is tempered by longing and just the right shade of melancholy. It’s a winning formula.