The first time I heard Moloko, which is Roison Murphy and Mark Bryden, was on “the trip hop test part 3” with their single “Fun For Me.”
The song grew on me and I sought out the full-length album. I was taken by Roison’s style of singing. It ranges from high to low to tweaked out, rapping, chanting, rhyming and breathless sighs… at times she sounds like an innocent girl or a smart ass diva.
The music itself is sort of trip hop with a couple drum’n’bass melodies. A little guitar and drums here, some sci-fi sounds there, funk all over… this disc has a lot to offer even the pickiest listeners.
There are a couple of faster songs to get the dance floor moving and some slower, jazzier ones to chill to. And the ones that fit somewhere else – I have to give some bonus points for some of the more interesting lyrics.
From “killa bunnies”: “filthy fluffy creatures teeth as sharp as knives the long eared ones are coming run run run for your lives.” Or how about “I dream I’m in the park, I’m standing in the nudey, I was getting what I wanted tootie fruity tootie fruity.” Whhooo! I like it. And be sure to follow the instructions on the back cover. Try smelling Moloko CDs before and after use for a fuller sensual experience.