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Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009 02:53 pm
The Music Genome Project on Coming in a Girl's Mouth

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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
As a different anon who has also given slight praise

How refreshing it is to hear you praise your work.

When first introduced to your songs, though, it was always based on your lyrics and the stories that you told as opposed to the musical framework of the song. Granted, at the time that I was introduced to them, the song in question was "Bishonen" and the person who introduced me to your music had yet to become as intensely interested in style as he is now. Even so, the wonder of your best work is how well you hide the framework of the music; sometimes by advertising it as such.

What makes me flinch, however, is when you write blogs much like the one where you asked for reviews of Joemus. Claiming not to like those reports that are 100% praise made me think that you are not aiming to be the world's greatest pop artist anymore. That's one of the charms of the Creation era records, you sound hungry for fame and willing to reach for it. Even Voyager and Timelord, where you had put aside your deliberate pop chart seekings from Don't Stop the Night, still sound like you want people to recognize your true talent. Your usage of offensive topics was only one part of the calling card to the Momus package.

In the last few albums, by collaborating as you have, your contribution is seen more as the lyrics and vocals than the music (despite how close the music was in your Oskar pre-mix and the official release). Joemus was written about in your blog and feels more like a lark than an honest contribution to your records. This is not necessarily bad, but it does grate against some fans. What I see now is not Momus the musician, but Momus who wants to be a renaissance man and is trying to infiltrate all different mediums. Ok, but you can't get upset when you aren't called a musician anymore. You are "transcending" that and becoming an "artist."

And you are right when you wrote that there is a connotation of pretencion in defining someone as an artist.

I will end this by saying that I do enjoy your albums, all of them to different degrees. I am hoping, at some point, that you will return to being a musician and constructing music that features the same hunger from you (as opposed to from your contributers) as was more prevalent in your earlier records.
-Edge


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Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: As a different anon who has also given slight praise

Not the Edge?


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