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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Mothra: Decision Process

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Mothra: Decision Process

An epic beast of an album that’s been five years in the waiting. Mothra (Hugh Allan – guitars and samples, James Armstrong on drums and Reuben Saffer on bass) have evolved beautifully from their original 2008 chrysalis; no doubt inspired by the likes of Jakob, Kerretta and the other quality noise bands they’ve shared the stage with. 12+ tracks of exploratory, evocative heaviness – all instrumental. All we’ve had until now is their epic live shows and a limited edition 7″. Rewarding our patience, with ‘Decision Process’ they’ve gone all out on the (double) vinyl edition – though of course other formats are also available. I hesitate to use the main descriptions that float around about them, Mothra do not need to try and describe themselves with trite terms. Hugh Allan’s production/mixing is huge and this album truly speaks for itself. Props also to Connor Mesa and Rob Christie who shared the engineering.