Six tracks of bliss from new singer-songwriter
Actually, “singer-songwriter” is too limiting a catch-all for this young Australian, who makes his debut foray here. Shame he’s called M Craft?M Liquid would be better for a musician with such a loose regard for generic convention. “On The 389” is bossa nova with a hint of noise. “Dragonfly” is a sun-dappled acoustic reverie that melts into moonlit dreampop with an electronic undertow. “Sweets” recalls Neil Young’s “Out On The Weekend”, only with female backing vocals and fuzz guitar interrupting the pastoral idyll. And “Come To My Senses” charts the hitherto unexplored territory between Sergio Mendes and DJ Shadow. Tantalising stuff.