OH HOLY MOLAR (KRANKY)
Oh Holy Molar is the second album from UK trio Felix. The group produces a bewitching, minimal chamber pop that works as the perfect framework for singer/songwriter Lucinda Chua's oblique and emotionally immediate stories of superstition and searching for protection against bad omens.
As a follow up to their debut You Are The One I Pick, the band return with a collection of songs with a sound stripped back to its very core.
Something is said to have "teeth" when it has the ability to make an impact. This record certainly has "teeth", and sharp ones at that.
The album was recorded in a vast, spooky 1940s cinema in Nottingham, England, now converted into a studio.
After recording was completed the band discovered that underneath the live room lay an abandoned Dental Laboratory.
"Oh Holy Molar" indeed. Since the release of the first Felix album, pianist/vocalist Lucinda Chua, also an accomplished photographer, has been working on a number of projects, most recently with Wallpaper* in Detroit.
Guitarist Chris Summerlin has been recording and touring with his new band Kogumaza. The group is completed with the recent addition of drummer Neil Turpin who, when not performing with Felix, can also be found touring the world with French composer Yann Tiersen.