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Lionel O – ‘Mama Said Knock Me Out’
MATT'S MOMMama Said Knock Me Out is the fifth release by Chicago artist Lionel O, nèe Matt Orenstein. Originally intended to be his mother’s day gift to his mom to help her combat insomnia, Mama is a half-whispered hallelujah chorus of tapes and synthesizers that brims and pulses with light. Having spent five years studying in Oberlin, OH, before relocating to Chicago in 2011, Mama bears signs of both Oberlin’s madcap experimentalism and Chicago’s effortless cool. Respiratory and beautifully restrained, Mama unfurls over four tracks with a mesmeric glow. Limited cassette run of 100, comes with a download.


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