6/10 Dave Staff review, 19 May 2011
Atmospheric almost surf style music from this Lahndann group. It sounds like the soundtrack to an unmade film...probably (I'd hope) a surf style spaghetti western starring Wayne Sleep as a light-footed sheriff who rides a surfboard on a horse trying to keep a group of bandits (led by the rather excellent Mel Gibson sporting a 7 foot 'tache and a hatred for ethnic minorities) from taking over the town of Abso-lotion. Its an instrumental record, that isn't too loud or abrasive. It's quite moody at times and genuinely upbeat at others. It has a dusty, brow-beaten feel to it. A bit like a cowboys face. The 8 tracks on this vinyl are all well produced efforts that don't test your patience or your ears. The record has quite a dry sound that really enhances the compositions. The only gripe I have is that there aren't actual modern myths on this album. Like the one about the kid who has a spot on his face that turns out to be a nest of baby spiders. Or the one about the burglars that break into a house and steal everything from within it, only leaving behind a toothbrush and a camera. A week later the person who's been burgled takes the camera to get the film developed and when the film is returned the photos show the burglar robbing his possessions then sticking the toothbrush up his ass. Anyway minor gripe aside this album works on its own and as a companion piece to an unmade "oater". The playing's proficient enough and some of the songs are quite fetching. Not bad at all...a gaggle of geese...number 4...
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