Sunday, 28 February 2010

Review - Mouse On The Keys - Sezession

Mouse On The Keys - Sezession

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7 out of 10

Purists beware - this is the kind of record which could turn fans of 'popular' music onto Jazz, in a similar way to those of a more rock and punk persuasion found via Tortoise. Mouse On The Keys appear to be the musical equivalent of being invited into a cosy club in downtown Tokyo, taking your seat in a large, leather armchair and having your brain opened up by polite and precise surgeons wielding grand pianos. Musically, it's the very essence of 'tight, but loose' and each track is a seamless journey, particularly when the soprano sax of Jun Nemoto takes off. It's a rare thing - firmly Jazz but welcoming, rather than elitist. Here's hoping they make it to the UK sometime soon.


1. Saigo No Bansan
2. Toccatina
3. RaumKrankheit
4. A Sad Little Town

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