Thomas Bush – Preludes
Thomas Bush – Preludes

Thomas Bush – Preludes

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Label: Mammas Mysteriska Jukebox – MMJ006
Format: Vinyl, 12", Album
Country: Sweden
Released: 1 Jun 2022
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Experimental

Now Malmo-based British artist Thomas Bush returns some four years after debut epic ‘Old And Red’ with what I won’t hesitate to call a perfect album in ‘Preludes’ for Gothenburg label Mammas Mysteriska Jukebox.  As with the untouchable ‘Old And Red’, it’s equally steeped in that unmistakably high-lonesome British melancholy - Bush feels down but not out across a batch of engrossing, dare-i-say catchy minimalist home-brewed avant-folk songs that flicker occasionally with melody, before doubling DEEP down into a pit of narcotised introspection on ‘Cadance’.  Pieces are arranged with the barest of elements, whilst strung-out wandering basslines are left out to pasture - evoking at times CS & Kreme and their most stoned (and best) or the dubbed-to-death demolitions of F ingers.  The song-writing feels most accomplished and direct on ‘The Remote’ where spindly guitar riffs tumble between naive keyboard melodies and shackled percussion - but Bush’s aching vocals steal the show before burrowing away again for the homestraight with more inward-gazing semi-instrumentals.  It’s an album to grow old with - best of the year so far - no brainer.. (Mint / New) 

A1 Firstly 2:43
A2 Paid To Love 1:54
A3 Cadence 5:08
A4 Jennifer 4:12
A5 Odeep One 4:36
B1 The Remote 6:58
B2 In The Sunken Undergrowth 6:00
B3 Time To Love 4:38