Mosman Adler’s Raisin Heart should be an easy listen, but something in its driving rhythm, sweeping pianos and deep throaty lyrics leaves your head cocked;
Who does this sound like?
Let me help you. Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros is all over this. It has the community of sounds and singers echoing granola-crunchy words about life and happiness and searching for… something. This isn’t bad, just no longer new.
But you know what? Sometimes a little field skipping, chamomile tea sipping, and barefoot dancing is just what you need. Some little part of all of us is envious of the shave-free world these folks live in. (Although I’m thinking these baby faced Aussies are hairless due to an inability to grow facial hair, and not Sharpe’s boho-hobo style).
Mosman’s album came out on May 24th, and it might be great timing for the young, fresh faces, as ESMZ’s new album is well, also Here.
The strength Mossman holds is their lack of looking like a small commune of musicians, but retaining that sound. I’m rooting for them, though ”I dont really give a fudge” is a lyric we’ll have to learn to forgive.
So yeah, while they may not be blazing any new trails, that familiarity might work for them. Feeling comfortable with Raisin Heart makes me feel right at Home.