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Monkey Records

Mamaku - Mardi Gras

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The first single from Twigs of Gold, the forthcoming album by Mamaku (formerly known as The Mamaku Project) is musically quirky and topically hot. Overtly denouncing the perils of capitalism, in its addiction to exponential growth, money and this, most often, through the exploitation of natural resources, Mardi Gras was leaked on the 23rd November 2013 as "Song for Vega", in direct support of the Greenpeace yacht Vega, stationed off the west coast of New Zealand in protest against deep sea oil drilling.

The tune's bouncy automated qualities, reminiscent of childhood casio keyboards and the famous omnichord, ornamented with tape-delayed tropical guitar riffs, carry a droll, close to deadpan, melody, the critical lyrics belied by loving tone of voice, lulling us, in a pseudo-joy, toward the final question: what are we leaving behind, as we go?

The official music video, created by Lupavision is a hypnotic art piece in motion, conjuring images of Le Petit Prince on his planet, only this time, rather than star-gazing or watering his flowers, he consumes his own planet, until...

Music by MAMAKU
Moving Image by LUPAVISION
Grading by David McLaren

www.mamakuproject.com

Featuring: Tui Mamaki (Vocals), Monsieur E (synths/production), Gareth Priceless (Guitar)
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The first single from Twigs of Gold, the forthcoming album by Mamaku (formerly known as The Mamaku Project) is musically quirky and topically hot. Overtly denouncing the perils of capitalism, in its addiction to exponential growth, money and this, most often, through the exploitation of natural resources, Mardi Gras was leaked on the 23rd November 2013 as "Song for Vega", in direct support of the Greenpeace yacht Vega, stationed off the west coast of New Zealand in protest against deep sea oil drilling.

The tune's bouncy automated qualities, reminiscent of childhood casio keyboards and the famous omnichord, ornamented with tape-delayed tropical guitar riffs, carry a droll, close to deadpan, melody, the critical lyrics belied by loving tone of voice, lulling us, in a pseudo-joy, toward the final question: what are we leaving behind, as we go?

The official music video, created by Lupavision is a hypnotic art piece in motion, conjuring images of Le Petit Prince on his planet, only this time, rather than star-gazing or watering his flowers, he consumes his own planet, until...

Music by MAMAKU
Moving Image by LUPAVISION
Grading by David McLaren

www.mamakuproject.com

Featuring: Tui Mamaki (Vocals), Monsieur E (synths/production), Gareth Priceless (Guitar) Show less

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