DARKWORLD ALTERNAPOP

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On the Wing, the debut album by Motion Control, suggests that the Midwest may be fertile breeding ground for female festival participants. Fronted by singer-songwriter Brooke Ratliff, Motion Control's album is filled with dark, alternapop ballads with a well-threaded world beat influence. Solid instrumental sounds back Ratliff's Lorenna McKennittesque vocals. Her voice strains occasionally and some tracks end too abruptly, but a little fine tuning could take the band toward Lilithville. Well done.

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