Moh Lhean is the fifth studio album by American band Why?. It was released by Joyful Noise Recordings on March 3, 2017.
Moh Lhean rhymes with Jolene. From Joyful Noise Records: The final words sung on the sixth album by WHY? are an apt place to begin: Hold on, what’s going on? Because while there’s much familiar about the oddly named Moh Lhean-mastermind Yoni Wolf’s sour-sweet croon, his deadpan poet’s drawl and ear for stunningly fluid ver arrangement-a great deal has changed in the four years that’ve passed since 2012’s Mumps, Et. an LP that honed the band’s orchestral precision and self-deprecating. swagger to a fine point
Yoni Wolf’s prog-rap project is rejuvenated, and Moh Lhean is a bracing, clear-eyed album that still sounds uniquely like WHY?. It's the most strangely beautiful thing Wolf's made in years. On 2008’s Alopecia, Wolf brought his finest album to a peak by confessing to coffin rehearsal and ended it with his neck in a telephone cord noose. He repeated the trick on Mumps, et. s closer As a Card, and it felt like a grim confirmation of WHY?’s suicide note-Wolf spent most of it airing out his most noxious personal baggage and speaking about his rap career like a job from which he was begging to get fired so he wouldn’t have to quit. With nothing left to burn-himself included-Wolf commissioned WHY? fans for inspiration and wrote about their social media pages on Golden Tickets.
Moh Lhean is particularly successful at hitting this mood, right at the sweet spot, transporting you to a new plane instantly. It is WHY?’s sixth album, after a four year chunk of time away from the project and goes back to the start as the first fully home-recorded album since their debut. WHY? have always mined depths much deeper than most of the their contemporaries and Moh Lhean is no exception. Like a classic WHY? track itself the record builds, adding less usual elements as it goes, referring to itself at every stage.
The first album since Why?'s debut to be wholly home-recorded, it's still rich in sound and feels typically spontaneous for Wolf, if with a weightier, more reflective tone than in the past. That's not to say Why? has lost its playfulness.
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