Mouth Silence

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Mouth Silence
Mouth Silence album cover.jpg
Mixtape by Neil Cicierega
ReleasedJuly 19, 2014 (2014-07-19)
GenreMashup, remix
Length55:48
Neil Cicierega chronology
Mouth Sounds
(2014)
Mouth Silence
(2014)
Spirit Phone as Lemon Demon
(2016)

Mouth Silence is the second mashup album by American musician and comedian Neil Cicierega. Following the format of his previous release, Mouth Sounds, the album is composed of mashups and remixes of popular songs from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Unlike Mouth Sounds, which used the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth as a recurring element, no tracks on the album audibly reference the song (although some contain Easter eggs of various "All Star" clips).[1] Alternatively, the song "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind is a recurring element of the album. A third installment, Mouth Moods, was released in 2017.

Reception[edit]

Much like its predecessor, Mouth Sounds, critics remarked on the album's simultaneous appeal to and perversion of the listener's nostalgia, with Katie Rife of The A.V. Club describing it as "laugh out loud horrifying"[2] and Ryan Manning of The Verge promising that listeners would "have a strong reaction, negative, positive, horrified, glorified".[3] Sasha Geffen, writing for Impose Magazine, describes the effect as "total context collapse", calling it "paradoxically [...] comforting".[4] As of July 18, 2018, the mixtape has received over 640,000 plays on Soundcloud.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleFeatured worksLength
1."Goodbye"2:17
2."Rollercloser"3:25
3."Furries"2:20
4."Friends"0:10
5."Best"3:53
6."Pokémon"
3:17
7."Sexual Lion King"3:52
8."Crocodile Chop"3:42
9."Transmission"
0:54
10."Love Psych"3:54
11."Orgonon Gurlz"4:19
12."Born to Cat"0:43
13."What Is It"3:04
14."It's"1:09
15."Close to the Sun"1:24
16."Numbers"5:07
17."Space Monkey Mafia"3:48
18."Wndrwll"3:28
19."Piss"
4:58
Total length:55:48

In addition, multiple tracks are embedded with clips from Smash Mouth's "All Star" that are only audible if played back at 1600% speed.

Outtakes[edit]

On 19 October 2014, the YouTube channel "NeilCicieregaMusic" uploaded three outtakes from Mouth Silence.[6][7][8]

No.TitleFeatured worksLength
1."Zingle Ladies"1:19
2."Jocko Homo Mashup"3:25
3."Say It Ain't SoCal"3:39
Total length:8:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lachenal, Jessica (January 24, 2017). "Neil Cicierega Drops Ever-So-Deliciously Weird "Mouth Moods" Mashup Album". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Katie Rife (July 22, 2014). "The sequel to "Mouth Sounds" is here, and it's laugh out loud horrifying". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Ryan Manning (July 26, 2014). "Mouth Silence is the sound of your brain roasting". The Verge. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Sasha Geffen (September 10, 2014). "Mouth Singularity: Neil Cicierega's Context Collapse". Impose Magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Neil Cicierega (2014). Mouth Silence (streamed) (audio). Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  6. ^ Cicierega, Neil (19 October 2014). "Neil Cicierega - Zingle Ladies". YouTube. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  7. ^ Cicierega, Neil (19 October 2014). "Neil Cicierega - Jocko Homo Mashup". YouTube. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  8. ^ Cicierega, Neil (19 October 2014). "Neil Cicierega - Say It Ain't SoCal". YouTube. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

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