Father You See Queen 47
The six songs that make up the 47 EP from Father You See Queen move between the poles of melody and noise, with the noises and beats created by Makr moving around and through Mona's bittersweet vocals. The spectrum of sound the duo work with plays with structure and chaos as well, always referencing the pop song even as layers of distortion pile on top of each other.
47 is available as a CD EP in an edition of 250, packaged in a handstamped, chipboard scatterbox. 47 is also available as a digital EP.
Contrast is the order of the day on this half-hour EP from Minneapolis-based outfit Father You See Queen, which pairs the electronic textures, beats, and noise of Makr (Mark McGee, of the late To Kill A Pretty Bourgeoisie) with the comparatively delicate vocalizing of Mona (Nicole Tollefson)... Contrast doesn't just emerge within a song either but between them, too, and consequently it's Mona's voice that becomes the thread connecting the stylistically diverse songs and that gives Father You See Queen its defining character.
Textura April 2012
Makr: Beats and Noise
Mona: Vocals and Songwriting
Nick Ryan: Songs 2 & 6 Guitar
Drew Christopherson: Song 2 Drums, Song 3 MPC
Freddy Votel: Song 6 Drums
Mona: Song 6 Guitar
Recording: Jacob Grun: Songs 2 & 6
Mastering: Eric Thon at Trendkill Recording
Production: Mark McGee
1) Ocean (2:42) 2) Teratoma (5:23) 3) We Give and Give and You Take and Take and Take and Take (4:42) 4) Lung (2:57) 5) Don't Be Mad At Me (9:03) 6) Edmund (5:13)
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