Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mooch "Mrs Silbury’s Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Biscuits"

Country: UK
Genre(s)Space Rock
LabelCosmic Eye Records
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: December 23, 2014
1. T Minus None (featuring Garry Moonboot Masters)
2. The Golden Rule (featuring Cyndee Lee Rule)
3. Mellifluo (featuring Damien Redmond)
4. Clouded (featuring Jez Creek)
5. The Great Retsina Jam
6. Pstrings (featuring Alex Pym)
7. Another Time, Another Place (featuring Bridget Wishart)

Steve Palmer
Erich Z. Schlagzeug
Beck Sian
Shelagh Teahan
Garry Moonboot Masters (Magic Mushroom Band, Astralasia, Moonboot Oz)
Cyndee Lee Rule -  violin (2)
Alex Pym (Dream Machine, Damidge)
Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Demented Stoats, Hippy Slags, Spirits Burning)
Damien Redmond (Mooch)
 Jez Creek (Mooch, Modulator, Astrogator, Cerberus, Quadra)

T Minus None opens the set with an electro groove pulse that lays the rhythmic foundation for a variety of alien and melodic synths, plus a killer combination of spacey, Bluesy rocking and melodic jazzy guitar, all building up to a high intensity space rocker with delicious guitar from Gary “Moonboot” Masters. The Golden Rule is next and hits the ground running with a quick paced beat and a deep space Pink Floyd-ish atmospheric aura. I like the combination of drumming and frantic electronic pattern, and the music really hits its stride when Cyndee Lee Rule comes charging in with one of the most intense yet passionately rocking violin solos I’ve ever heard from her. Mellifluo is a lovely melodic piece that makes me feel like I’m at an extra-terrestrial Hawaiian luau. Clouded is a spaced out soundscapes excursion with tasty keys from Jez Creek. At over 12 minutes The Great Retsina Jam is the longest track of the set. I love the combination of classic Prog keys and majestic space synths. There are lots of fun embellishments as the music progresses, including a totally trippy Arabic flavored and slightly Bluesy stringed instrument, shooting star synths, cavernous drones, barren windswept planet effects and much more. This is symphonic Space-Prog at its very best. Pstrings is like a more groove rocking version of Steve’s Blue Lily Commission project and is led by another killer guitar solo, this time from Alex Pym. A steady rocking beat propels the music as Pym cranks out Bluesy licks while a banquet of alien synths swarm about. Finally, Another Time, Another Place is the sole song of the set, being a seductively melodic bit of Space-Pop with mind-massage vocals from Bridget Wishart.
Read the full review by Jerry Kranitz at aural-innovations.com



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