Mother Falcon ~ New, Fresh Sound

One of the many reasons I love NPR is the indie and unusual music they feature.  This week's find is Mother Falcon.  Where to start...something in their music speaks to me on a variety of levels.  It has the rich fullness of an orchestral sound but fuses so many different feelings together that it's hard to describe.  As I listen to it while I write this post, I hear the drama of the score to the movie, The Mission, by Ennio Morricone.  I hear the whimsical quality of the score to my favorite movie, Amelie.  I hear the art rock of Mythos. And the new age sound of ERA and Enigma.  So, if I hear all these sounds fused into one group plus their own tempo of You Knew, their new album, they've got to be something special - you can't put them in a single category.

Tamir Kalifa, Claire Puckett, Yun Du, Kira Bordelon, Clara Brill, Isaac Winburne, Matt Puckett, Nick Calvin, Nick Gregg, Maurice Chammah, Matt Krolick, Maurice Chammah, Diana Burgess, Laura Andrade, Rita Andrade, Matt Krolick not pictured: Andrew Fontenot, Austin Harris, Gilman Lykken, Josh Newburger, Luke Stence photo by Bryan Rindfuss

Tamir Kalifa, Claire Puckett, Yun Du, Kira Bordelon, Clara Brill, Isaac Winburne, Matt Puckett, Nick Calvin, Nick Gregg, Maurice Chammah, Matt Krolick, Maurice Chammah, Diana Burgess, Laura Andrade, Rita Andrade, Matt Krolick not pictured: Andrew Fontenot, Austin Harris, Gilman Lykken, Josh Newburger, Luke Stence photo by Bryan Rindfuss

Mother Falcon is an Austin based group of between 15 and 20 rotating musicians who are classically trained and have collaborated to produce a sound all their own.

They raised nearly $25,000 on Indiegogo to fund a summer tour and have spent time in NYC and LA and are working their way up the West Coast to Portland and Seattle before they head back home.  There is a documentary on KLRU.org about them ~ their origins and evolution.  Click here for the backstory.

In the meantime, I encourage you to treat yourself to a three song mini-concert produced by NPR:

Here's their website  with links to listen and to download their music at ITunes.