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Miss Murgatroid and Petra Haden

Hearts & Daggers


Miss Murgatroid and Petra Haden
Hearts & Daggers
(FU:M)
Miss Murgatroid, AKA Alicia J. Rose, and Petra Haden reunite after a long hiatus. There’s no comparison for this album---except to their previous work---as there aren’t many violin and accordion duos out there. Lyrically there’s a lot of chanting, but what makes Hearts & Daggers a good listen is the musicianship. Haden’s violin on “Theme for the Sleepless” is hauntingly beautiful. The accordion, while thankfully un-polka-like, makes this song all the more eerie. Tracks like “Another Day” and “Ballad for Anne Bonney” stand out as well. This unique blend of instruments in lesser hands could have been a catastrophe.


Dwayne McIntosh

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