Innocents - LITTLE IDIOT / MUTE
FILTER Grade: 88%
By Adam Pollock on October 1, 2013
Moby is the Woody Allen of musicians; over the last two decades he has, without fail, delivered a new album every one-to-three years. As it’s been two years, we cannot be surprised by the arrival of Innocents or by its content, remarkable as the latter is. Here, Richard Hall returns to the sounds and song structures that he’s best known for, and that we first heard on 1999’s bazillion-selling Play. Moody, blues-based electronica sets the tone, upon which a cast of guest vocalists, including Mark Lanegan, Wayne Coyne and the superb Inyang Bassey add their voices. The results are expectedly familiar, fantastic and welcome.