Leonard Mynx preps another free album, Le Petit Mort [Album Review]

by oz on February 1, 2010

Leonard Mynx is following up his debut EP with another free album entitled Le Petit Mort. Offering free music to find your fanbase was a marketing tactic also used by Joe Pug and it undoubtedly helped him in with ticket sales as he started touring. Perhaps Mynx has a similar strategy.

His previous album, Vesper, was sparse and mostly acoustic. This effort called on many Portland musicians, whose other projects include Norfolk and Western, The Decemberists, M. Ward, Horse Feathers, Loch Lomond, Audie Darling, Laura Gibson, Jolie Holland (and many more), to give his songwriting more flavor.

I’ve listened to Le Petit Mort for a full week and, despite the title, it nods its brim to music that is truly American in the vein of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. You can hear three of my favorite tracks from the album below and look for an update from us when it’s released for free this Spring.

For a free copy of Mynx’s first album, Vesper, you just email‚  leonardmynx[at]gmail.com and provide your name, mailing address (if you want a cd), or email address.

Leonard Mynx – Ball of Fire

Leonard Mynx – Sing Radio

Leonard Mynx – Song With No Name

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole Cottone February 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Thanks for this post. I had never heard of Leonard Mynx and was surprised at first listen to hear such a rough (in a good way) sound. I automatically thought of an acoustic classic rock artist in his voice. He is not a perfect singer, but that is why I like it, it’s raspy and soothing to listen to.

Aaron Ziegler May 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I agree with Nicole. He has a good twangy tone to his voice. Almost a Jim James sound, but with less perfection and not as high of notes. Definitely a good listen, however.

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