Muta Mouraine – Cold Mornings [Review]
Edmonton, AB – Last month Edmonton’s Muta Mouraine released his first solo project, Cold Mornings, a 13-track EP mixed by DC Records and mastered at Up in Arms Studios. If the name rings any bells, you may have caught his 10 at 10 Spotlight in early 2014.
Along with [Calgary’s] 10 at 10, 2014 marked a busy year for this young artist which included founding the YEG to the World series, and taking part in countless events in the Edmonton hip-hop scene. Despite his busy schedule, he still managed to wrap up the year by releasing his very first body of work.
Cold Mornings elicits an overall soothing tone for the listener; with smooth head-nodding beats bodied with Muta’s flow. When it comes to lyricism, Muta is genuinely polished. An example being “Interlude Freevesre,” though it’s only 36 seconds long, his delivery is so clean: “I knew from the start / listen to heart / me and my music you can’t take us apart / I’m in love with the art / don’t care who’s on the way I’m throwin’ the dart / full-filling my dreams even if it means not toppin’ the charts.”
The interlude then transitions into “Difficult.” While it’s one of the darker tracks of the mixtape, the melodies are beautifully done which brings clarity to the message of the song.
This project is a good look for Muta as he’s about to embark on 2015. Cold Mornings is filled with joints with flavour for your ear and characterized with Muta’s passion for for his art, not to mention, it’s worthy of replay value. Cold Mornings is currently available for download on Bandcamp and you can keep yourself up-to-date with Muta on his Facebook page.