Title: ‘Space Country’
Overall Album Vibe: Danceable rhythms put down by electronic created beats often lead to spacey, exotic musical flavors. Miss Jojo creates a musical playground for multi-instrumentalist Justin Handley to improvise over and accent with his talents. Justin’s choice of instruments including guitars, violin, mandolins and flutes adds to the texture of the pieces. The tunes are long and the beats can become repetitive. The album is supposedly recorded live but I found it missing the energy of a concert recording. I do see how the recording is supposed to reflect an uninterrupted set of music. If the music finds your groove the exotic, psychedelic, trance inducing sounds will have you dancing. I found mine on songs such as “Pear Tree” and the final track “Desert Fly.” Silvermouse treats the listener to over 80 minutes of music on eleven tracks.
Review Tagline: Silver Mouse Delivers Exotic, Dance Music from Another World on “Space Country.”
Standout Tracks: Pear Tree, Siesta, Numbers,
Review by Mike Spain