Norway - Full Moon 70 - 06/24/02
The Third and the Mortal
Voices of Wonder
The Third and the Mortal have been with us for a while now. Their sound has never been a
fixed one, and now it's evolving again.
After using two distintive female vocalists, the band have settled for using different
singers on their new record. On the opener "Zeppoliner" the sweet voiced Ingrid Tolstad resmbles
Bjørk while the band play progressive rock. It's a powerful track. For "The City" they
use a male rapper and a trip hop sound. The song is very urban and full of creeping paranoia.
Tolstad returns for the beautiful "Thin Dark Line" giving a restrained but passionate performance.
Elsewhere the band try their hands at gothic rock with a nightmarish male voice growling
suggestively. In all, Memoirs is a varied and masterful addition to The Third and the
Mortal's impressive catalogue.
Copyright © 2002 Anna Maria Stjärnell