8/10 Clinton Staff review, 20 September 2013
‘Swallows leaving for the sun tell me September has begun’, pines Jacco in the opening verse. Round here it's usually freshers vomiting up the city that marks the autumn dawn. Jacco Gardner is from now but you’d think he was from the '60s with these slices of whimsy. It was easier to write songs about the seasons back in the ‘60s as you knew where you were with them. These days you could be writing about April snow or the muggy heat of mid November. So he has done well to keep the old season cliches going.
The music is a kind of sane man's take on the Syd Barrett of ‘Piper From The Gates of Dawn’, all spaced out vocals and vaguely nursery rhyme-ish melody. The B side is another relic of the late '60s era, a really nice instrumental beginning with some beautifully folky electric guitar a la Love before getting a bit spaced out with an organ slowly losing its mind.
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