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Happy Hosting, Happy New Year - Rob Ellen
Northumberland’s Mush is a hard working band. Nicky Ruston, Sarah Van Jellie, Penny Callow, Bernard Wright and Susanne Lambert are a most innovative set of players, vocalists and with them orchestrating a fine balance between creative, and wry humour as entertaining as they come, live; and some of this spills forth onto the album.
Mush couldn’t wish for a better start than through wistful ballad “Salty Air” and with them singing about emotions and life-time experiences most tangible there is ever a peaceful artful ambiance about the music.
Among the bands finest efforts are the wondrous “Ophelia”, “Smoke And Mirrors” and “Happy Birthday". Maybe, just maybe they could do in having an occasional diversion from the modest presented music that’s low key, and an additional lead vocalist. Something different from their standard fare as in the darting, and entertaining “The Worm”, but in reality there is more than enough to muse over (their subtle and beautiful arrangements and feeling of intrigue can be totally compelling) within their music to keep most people happy. Bonus track “Pocket full Of Sand” offers some of the difference spoken of as you have a lovely shade of riveting (superbly orchestrated) jazz.
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