Mo Douglas - Ten Dollar Recording Co.

Breakfast at The Continental is the third album by Portland multi-instrumentalist Mo Douglas

Released July 10, 2018 by Ten Dollar Recording Co.

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1. Grease a Cake Pan
2. Chopped Tomatoes
3. Breakfast Party, Pt. 1
4. Bananas Baked in Rum and Cream, Pt. 1
5. Dipped Fruit
6. Fill a Pastry Bag
7. Bananas Baked in Rum and Cream, Pt. 2
8. Chestnut Dessert
9. Breakfast Party, Pt. 2
10. Wild Rice and Egg Scramble
11. Mimosas With Mo

Healthy Instrumentals is the second album by Portland multi-instrumentalist Mo Douglas

Released March 20, 2018 by Ten Dollar Recording Co.

1. Peppermint Sauce
2. Cabbage in Sour Cream
3. Avocado Surprise
4. Island Mo
5. Three Bean Vegetarian Chili
6. Grilled Watermelon
7. Seasoned Curly Fries
8. Stuffed Shells With Ricotta and Spinach
9. Kale Salad
10. Mo's Pajamas

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VIDEO: "Stuffed Shells With Ricotta and Spinach"

VIDEO: "Three Bean Vegetarian Chili"

Mama Owl Can Hear it is the debut album by Mo Douglas

Released November 24, 2016 by Ten Dollar Recording Co.

1. Poached Eggs and Greens
2. Cold Pork Chops
3. Catfish and Grilled Corn, Pt. 1
4. Fried Apple Fritters
5. Strawberry Pancakes and Cream
6. Can You Hear it
7. Dawn at the Dog Park
8. Catfish and Grilled Corn, Pt. 2
9. Mama Owl
10. Sweet Potatoes and Butter

Mama Owl Can Hear It is a windows-open collection of (mostly) instrumental songs offering mesmerizing, groove-laden rhythms with heavy doses of hummable, layered melodies. The songs are tasteful cocktails of a myriad of influences from the ‘60s and ‘70s that meander through different styles and moods. As a whole however, and under the careful mixologist’s eye of Douglas, the tracks hang together like a well-chosen wardrobe, sharing tones and colors.

“Poached Eggs and Greens,” the album’s opener, is an example of the easy manner of Mo’s genre-blending, and features for it’s lead melody 1960s-era Henry Mancini-like jazz flute. Playful and nostalgic, the effect is refreshing. “Strawberry Pancakes and Cream” keeps a trance-folk vibe going with dub rhythms. Organs and guitars call and respond to one another with counterpoint melodies over an infectious head-bobbing groove. “Mama Owl” ventures into psychedelic territory, and though nods to reggae provide the structure, the song is more of a soundscape. “Cold Pork Chops” stays consistent with the laid back attitude of the other songs, but veers into funkier territory. A drum kit drives the tune with a swinging ‘60s shuffle, and a punchy bassline has the dads biting their lower lips.

There’s plenty of hooks to snag in the mind, and lovers of Charlotte Gainsbourg’s later work or Air’s transcendent Moon Safari should eat this album up. Laid back but not lazy, Mama Owl Can Hear It longs to be the soundtrack to a happy rainy afternoon spent not worrying about too much. (Hutch Hill)

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VIDEO: "Fries Apple Fritters+"

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