Denver duo's spare atmospheric electro-folk song culls lyrics from 1972 Lynn Vanlandingham poem.
Mombi (L-R): Matt Herron, Kael Smith. Photo Credit: Julia Tobin.
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“Time Goes” is the latest single and video from The Wounded Beat by Mombi.
“A really appealing band with serious potential and talent, Mombi is the sound of a tear-soaked night that only makes you feel better…” – Popmatters
Released almost a year ago, The Wounded Beat by the Denver-based songwriting duo of Kael Smith and Matt Herron (known as Mombi – pronounced Mom-bee) is still gaining attention for its studied and accomplished mix of ambient folk and electronics. Now the band has issued “Time Goes” as the latest single from the record, which is accompanied by an animated music video.
“Conceptually, the video for is about the circular patterns in nature,” explains Herron of the clip which was animated and directed by filmmaker Manuel Aragon. “Eventually, everything begins again and paper cutout animation helps convey this message of time passing slowly and quickly all at once.”
The lyrics to “Time Goes” have interesting and familiar origins for the band. “The lyrics contain portions of a poem written by Kael’s grandfather Lynn Vanlandingham which appeared in a book he published in 1972 called ‘Alone I Wait.’ The song is essentially a collaboration between two different generations,” says Herron.
Recorded and mixed by Keith Kenniff (known for his ambient/electronic music under the name Helios and his post-classical piano music as Goldmund), The Wounded Beat is a warm and intimate listen, with just enough optimism lurking amidst its lonely sounds. The album is available now on Luxembourg’s Own Records.
Kael Smith and Matt Herron of Mombi are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
The Wounded Beat
(Own Records – Out Now)
05. Cascade Cliffs (Looking Down)
07. More Coal For The Miners And More Meals To Be Given Out
08. A General Map Of Love
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion