Twinemen

Debut release for Boston trio covering all bases from psych-trance to Miles Davis

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Rising from the ashes of Morphine following the 1999 death of Mark Sandman, Twinemen (named after the latter’s shape-shifting cartoon sketches) comprise that outfit’s Billy Conway (drums) and Dana Colley (sax), alongside ex-Face To Face chanteuse Laurie Sargent. Versed in crawling blues grooves and smoky jazz as much as their old band’s murkier adventures, this is never less than beautifully flowing, sinuous music both mesmerising and heart-quickening. Sargent’s airy warble is a delight throughout, while Colley’s vocal contribution on the outstanding “Golden Hour” and Conway’s lead on slowly pulsing closer “Who’s Gonna Sing” provide masterly contrast.

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