The fifth outing under his Ducktails pseudonym, there’s no doubt that this is Matt Mondanile’s most accomplished and commercial collection so far.
Melodic, but with enough that’s off-kilter to keep you engaged, there’s no filler here. Lead single ‘Headbanging in the Mirror’, which Mondanile describes as ‘lolloping’, gives a good indication of the quality on St. Catherine. Awash with dreamy plucking and ever-so-softly keys, it’s the return of his soporific sound, just a little tighter, and I dare I say more mature.
I predict another gleaming critical reception.
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