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Marilyn Carino
Little Genius
Marilyn Carino

Marilyn Carino used to sing in the trip hoppy band Mudville. Her solo record is an accomplished, atmospheric effort.

"Time Bomb" sees her use her superlative voice in a low-slung tune with words about self-doubt and hope. "No Disgrace" is a song about a troubled relationship that speaks volumes. Carino's vocals are set against a very modern jazz backing. "Special Dark" is a plaintive yet lovely song of the type she excels at. She's lost none of Mudville's complex arrangements and appealing sound, only enhanced it.

The closing cover of Bowie's "Modern Love" is gorgeously evoked in a style that's all Carino's own. A genius indeed, and a marvelous record to discover.

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