Mother’s Mistakes

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Status:  Active

Members:
Michael Lejeune
Frank Schoonbeck

Visit the Bandcamp Page to stream audio

Some time after the original incarnation of Daybloom came to a close, Frank and I decided to continue working together on something new, in the vein of progressive rock, a genre he and I had learned we shared a love for.  We set up in Frank’s basement and went to work.  The result was so encouraging that now, two albums later, we’re still excitedly bounding forward with the project.

Fans of Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and classic prog bands like Yes, Camel, ELP, and King Crimson will find something they like in Mother’s Mistakes.

The first album, self-titled, is comprised of songs that each of us brought to the table before meeting, that we spent much time performing to hone and shore up loose edges, as well as add our own flair to each other’s pieces.  They stand out deeply from one to the next, spanning genres and incorporating contrasting interludes that create an expansive feel across the album’s eleven tracks.  The progressive element sometimes takes a backseat to pop sensibility or hard rock groove, but comes sneaking back in just when needed.  The album dropped in 2013 and experienced a limited local distribution.

For the second record, Seldom Reached and Never Kept, the two of us elected to compose each of the songs together, as we recorded them, rather than bringing completed pieces and adapting to each other’s finished work.  The vocal duties, split between songs on the first record, are combined in each song to make a more unified feel album-wide.  The progressive elements are far more present than in the first record, and the genres that influence us make their appearances in smaller musical elements rather than whole songs.

You can stream audio from either album at the Mother’s Mistakes Bandcamp site (links above).  If you like what you hear, consider purchasing a copy.  Buyers of the first album will receive the re-issue with new art and packaging.  Buyers of Seldom Reached and Never Kept will receive a free first-issue copy of the first record along with the new album, while supplies last.

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