The View From The People Wall

Posted by Scott

Another track from what is fast becoming my favorite poet-scientist-philosopher-band, Mahogany (you may remember them from this post).  This one is off their "Connectivity!" album.  It doesn’t get much better than this bassline; I think they used a Rickenbacker bass and that sounds a lot like a Casio for the chorus melody, simply amazing. They also happen to have some beautiful album covers. Anyone know who does the artwork? Also, anyone know why I don’t live in Lima, Peru so I can see them live?…Seems to be the only place they play. Click below to hear "Mahogany – The View From The People Wall"


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John Schneider says:

December 30, 2007 at 10:33 am

After listening to and enjoying Tycho for a bit I checked out your site and have followed your blog since. Terrific design, great perspective, and I really appreciate your sharing of the music that you are enjoying. My listening expands with each of your recommendations. Just purchased some Mahogony. Rock on.


Alex / HeadUp says:

January 2, 2008 at 10:48 am

Nice mixture of sounds– I checked out the “Musical Beginnings” thing on their MySpace– you can definately pick up on shoegaze and indie influences, which I think are delightful.

I think IDM and indie rock soundscapes compliment each other quite nicely when they are combined the right way– by paying attention to the attitudes you create…for example, I can see a mixture of Boards of Canada and Tokyo Police Club working if done right…look at the Silversun Pickups Remixes that just came out for a good example. Telefon Tel Aviv did an awesome remix of American Analog Set’s “The Green Green Grass.”

How about Aphex Twin meets My Bloody Valentine?


Alex / HeadUp says:

January 2, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Damn they’re good, I just bought Connectivity off iTunes– I think One Plus One is my fav song, the basslines are some of the best I’ve ever heard in any genre…that Rickenbacker is sick!


Richie says:

January 10, 2008 at 6:50 pm

They actually have 2 bass players (or at least, they had at the time of recording this track, lineup’s slimmed down since then). Really good band, I can’t wait to hear whatever they follow up ‘Connectivity’ with. ‘My Bed Is My Castle’ is my fave..


twing:kling says:

January 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

All Mahogany artwork is by the talented designer Andrew Prinz, who is also the founding member of the band. I haven’t spoken with Andrew since around 2002, but at the time the band was based in Brooklyn, NYC (via Michigan). Check out their early releases on Clairecords, including a series of UK 45’s they put out in the late 90’s. The music and design is superb throughout. Enjoy.