A horrible hack

The Brackish

Big Guys

Year Released: 2014
Format: CD
Label: self released
 
Reviewed by Captain Fidanza on Jul 2, 2014
New Wave Jazz Prog is the rather troubling label this group of musicians has chosen to apply to itself, but to prevent this causing the casual listener to think they might be a bunch of arseholes with their arsehole heads stuck up their arseholes, they have cleverly chosen to design the single best album cover Iíve ever seen in my life. Just look at that dudeís face, itís absolutely impossible to look at that photograph and not feel happy about things. (Donít worry PETA, fish donít have any sensation in their faces so they canít feel the hooks and anyway he put it back in the lake after his pal had taken the snap.)

After that cover, the music was always going to be a secondary concern, but thankfully itís fairly decent; nothing groundbreaking and certainly more in keeping with the Jazz Prog label than the New Wave one, but I canít help thinking it might have been improved by having some time-travelling hep cat from the sixties alternately mumbling and screaming nonsense about mother earth all over the top of it.

Concentrate on that dudeís happy, smiling face and you wonít go far wrong.

Iím fucking getting me one of those all-weather jumpers too.


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