Musette? Can you imagine anything more preposterous than an all-female Muse? That would be funny as hell eh? Actually no.... 'Datum' is a CD by a Swedish piano tinkerer guy called Joel Danell. Each piece he's recorded over the years and titled with that days date hence the name of this CD. Embellished periodically with any number of the following; soft guitars, double bass, music box and violin but most pleasingly, the humble old accordion, this sometimes comes across like lovingly executed cafe style music, full of evocative but slightly wistful moods and hopeless romance without ever seeming twee. Other times you're transported to a folk love-in in a forest glade overrun with trilling sounds of nature! Another track sounds like a truly organic Lemon Jelly with a rich foot tappin' jazz dusting.... The press notes offer up some influences and they are totally bob on - add ol' Uncle Eric Satie to the mix, chuck in some gorgeous field recordings then you can imagine the dreamy sadness at work here. Lovely stuff!
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