The Neon Philharmonic

The Moth Confesses

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A timepiece in the less impressive sense of the term, seeking to fuse the conceptual ambition and sophisticated production of Pet Sounds and Song Cycle with MOR pop. It doesn't work that well, particularly since songwriter Tupper Saussy is clearly more well-versed in (and comfortable with) MOR pop. The collision of grandiose romantic songs, Rococo string arrangements, and a touch of psychedelic experimentation is so bizarre that it exerts a strange fascination, but it doesn't make for durable music.

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