Silver Ray – New Love

Superior second effort from instrumental Melbourne trio

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Actually recorded over two years ago, this is a sweetener for both the new Silver Ray album and the first solo album from leader Cam Butler, due later in the year. Rivetingly woven around guitar, piano and organ, the richness and simplicity of 13-minute opener “Burning Romance” is offset against the Durutti Column-go-Cure muscle of “Come On Baby”, before the epic title track steals the show:a teasing build-up of threads that quickens and thickens, then snuggles into a blanket of brass, while a gorgeous piano-led melody fends off a squadron of My Bloody Valentine guitars. Tortoise/Godspeed freaks should go a bundle.

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