Boomkat Product Review:
Five albums in and this is quite possibly Mice Parade’s best album to date. Pitching his tent somewhere between the Notwist's 5-berth, Kieran Hebdon's prefab chalet and Tortoise’s outdoor hammock, 'Bem-Vinda Vontade' sees Green in the mood for nature, a theme that seems to covertly run throughout the entire album. Mice Parade open the record with 'Warm Hand in Farmland', a butterscotch slab of acoustic delicacy built around a sublime melody and Pierce's college.alt vocals. Having been long regarded as a muscisans musician, Pierce attracts collaborators like wasps around a primary school bin, the first of which being Mum's Anna Valtysdettir on 'Nights Wave'. Using her extravagant voice more as an instrument than a regular vocal, 'Nights Wave' allows Valtysdettir to be gradually dragged down into the mix as surging waves of instrumentation well from all sides and Pierce begins to duet in a gravely juxtaposition. All recorded live and without computer jiggery-pokery, 'Ben-Vinda Vontade' (a sister album to last year's 'Obrigado Saudade') is surprisingly accomplished, no doubt down in part to the slew of collaborators taking part, including Doug Scharin (June of 44, HiM), Dylan Cristy (Dylan Group) and Ikuko Harada (Clammbon). A really strong, beautiful record.