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ATL | 14:05 UK time, Monday, 4 June 2012

Mmoths at Pigstock


Main Stage (10pm) Sat 2nd June

Short but sweet.

What happened: Mmoths (AKA Kildare producer Jack Colleran) was one of the most anticipated acts on tonights bill and with good reason. His prodigious talent was introduced on his breathtaking eponymous debut EP (my vinyl copy is already a treasured possession!) and, on the strength of the new tracks played tonight, it looks as if the next EP will be even more beautiful and more imaginative than the first. So why is it that his set doesn’t completely work for me? For starters, it’s too short – 30 minutes doesn’t really cut it for the penultimate act on the main stage at a festival. The music was stunning from the word go and sounded incredible through the huge festival speakers but the performance lacked something. Maybe it’s the nature of the beast for electronic producers but, in spite of the fact that I watched him firing samples live, it felt like 90% of the set could’ve been simply played out on record. The most interesting live embellishment came half way through “THNX” when he added a cavernous bass kick, offering a tantalising glimpse of where the live set could go in the future.

Yes: The new tracks sounded sensational!

No: Disappointingly short set.

Rating: 7/10


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