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ARTIST
TITLE
Habit Forming
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MPORG 001CD MPORG 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/25/2011

Habit Forming is the first release from the new Mille Plateaux Organic label. It further expands the range of Mille Plateaux's sounds by (electro)acoustic, avant-pop, indie-esque or, simply put, non-electronic productions. Do you know the feeling when a tune sounds totally familiar to you, even though you have never heard it before? It happened to Mille Plateaux Organic when they first heard the Habit Forming demo snippets -- betting their little fingers it must have been sampled from some '60s/'70s B-movie soundtracks that Quentin Tarantino for some reason did not happen to exploit yet. So, they really couldn't believe it when the artist, Ross McLean, told them these were his genuine recordings, and Mille Plateaux Organic instantly knew they had found something very special. Over a period of more than 2 years, he not only composed and produced the entire album all by himself, he also played almost all of the instruments: bass, guitar, drums, piano, keyboards, accordion, flutes, glockenspiel, percussion and backing vocals. Habit Forming instantly gets you with its mysterious, charming and warm atmosphere. The catchy melodies are rather breathed than sung by Fifi Dewey, wordless and in unison with the instruments, which sometimes creates an exotic feel. The extremely rich orchestration makes you discover more little details every time, and recording the instruments with a lot of "room" or "air" makes the sound even more lively and organic. All in all, you can't help thinking this MUST be a soundtrack... maybe to the next Tarantino movie?