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ARTIST
TITLE
Albatross Silly Albatross
FORMAT
10"

LABEL
CATALOG #
CARE 007EP CARE 007EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/24/2015

The complex compositions of Mucky Sailor (Steve Nuttall, drums; composer Gus Bousfield, keyboards and vocals) are informed by progressive rock, the intensity of punk, and the hooks and melody of pop. In live performance, they achieve something of a Gesamtkunstwerk, as naval attire, frenetic performance style, and bespoke ship's wheel oscillator synth evoke a stormy sea. Here, the full brass-and-woodwind section of "Albatross, Silly Albatross" augments the avant-power-funk before a dialogue for woodwind mouthpiece echoes the existential breakdown in Sonny Rollins's East Broadway Run Down (1966). "Beefy Bells" opens with gentle Hammond before joyfully languishing in its doom-laden world.