Black Sea Dahu / I Am My Mother
Album: I Am My Mother   Collection:General
Artist:Black Sea Dahu   Added:Feb 2023
Label:Mouthwatering Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-02-17 Pull Date: 2023-04-21
Week Ending: Apr 16 Apr 9 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 19
Airplays: 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 21, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
I Am My Mother
4. Jul 15, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
I Am My Mother
2. Nov 07, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
I Am My Mother
5. May 01, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
I Am My Mother
3. Aug 19, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Human Kind
6. Apr 22, 2023: Music Casserole
Human Kind

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2023-02-13
In 'Mother, this (German) Swiss septet expands their indie-folk sound by incorporating a host of exotic instruments to generate an experimental, yet accessible & alluring, sound. Their signature style is still based upon the dreamy, slightly accented, vocals of frontwoman Janine Cathrein, but the arrangements eschew traditional chorus/verse structure for a more free form structure. Their smokey, flowing sound is accented with a variety of stringed instruments and synths all played by the band, including Cathrien's siblings Vera & Simon. Looking for a unique indie-folk sound with a hint of jazz styling - this disk's for you.

RIYL: Bon Iver, Bill Callahan, Ben Howard

FCC: #3 - disk is clean

Glue - slow & dreamy ode to JC's grandmother who has dementia with a number of instruments fading in & out over vocals (slow, 2:17)***

Human Kind - mysterious, opens with acoustic guitar & builds with swirling orchestration (med, 5:15)*

One and One Equals Four - gentle yet spooky, soft vocals over piano opening, slowly builds (slow, 5:41) FCC@3:37

Transience - slow & dreamy start, builds to crescendo with guitar, drums & piano (med, 6:29)

Make the Seasons Change - surf rock vibe with synths & orchestration (fast, 4:26)**

Affection - soft vocals over piano with spacey guitar & synths dancing about (med, 5:14)**

I Am My Mother - fascinating vocal harmonies over dual lead guitars (slow, 3:10)***

Track Listing
1. Glue   4. Transience
2. Human Kind   5. Make The Seasons Change
3. One And One Equals Four   6. Affection
  7. I Am My Mother