According to Mice Parade this is “the best album (they’ve) made in years”. A pretty bold statement to make but after six previous albums Adam Pierce and co. must know what sounds good.
A week ago we got asked if we wanted to do a review for Mice Parade’s new album Candela (out on FatCat). I wasn’t at first sure how to do this. I don’t usually write reviews, and at my best I find it hard to describe the sound of music so apologies for this brief review. As a fan of Mice Parade’s previous music, Candela is a lot deeper, heavier, richer and slightly more poppy than their previous albums, but it’s still got Mice Parade’s recognisable sound. Mice Parade has always appealed to me because of the percussion and various musical influences found in their songs. Candela is no different to past albums, and once again shows off Pierce’s multi-instrumentalist skills and worldwide influences with songs such as Candela and Las Gentes Interesantes. Candela has a different energy to the past albums, but there’s elements of old songs, like Nights Wave in Pretending, which is one of the many highlights on the album. It’s a musically rich album which lives up to their statement and if we had a A Pocket Full Of Seeds review scale I’d give it 8/10.
Highlights: Currents, Pretending, The Chill House, Look See Dream Me, Las Gentes Interesantes.