"Episode 92 - Marilyn Carino gained notoriety as the singing and songwriting half of Brooklyn's Mudville. Her contributions to Mudville's three critically-acclaimed albums were lauded as "Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba" - her unique, moving voice hailed as "fearless", "enchanting" and "otherworldly".
Little Genius is Carino's solo incarnation, and the title of her first post-Mudville release. Written, performed, recorded and produced by Carino alone, Little Genius fine-tunes the grit and eclecticism of Mudville, adding a shot of dark adrenaline. Grinding organs and electro-beats come to life via Carino's soaring melodies and sumptuous vocals. Little Genius "delivers rapturous songs that churn like hot lava". It is, "An excellent record, brave and powerful, atmospheric and intimate."" (Trippintherift.com)
Carino has collaborated with members of REM, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Sly and Robbie, the rapper Doujah Raze, DJs MNO, Yush2K and others. Her songs have been featured in national television shows and feature films and she is also an actor, recently appearing in the film Be Still.
http://www.marilyncarino.com for more info-
Catch her at DROM on Friday, December 16th. "