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Mice On Stilts


Crossover Prog

4.04 | 86 ratings

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steve h
5 stars Although this is an EP and a debut I have awarded 'An ocean held me" by mice on stilts 5 stars. As I am often interested in the longer pieces of work, as they often take you on a journey, I played the 12.36 min track; Tuatara lawn as my introduction. I often sit trawling through a variety of new and old acts only to switch off half way through the first track. It was a rare moment to find myself sitting bolt upright with surprise as I heard the piano driven melancholy and following layers of sound make just the right sounds to my ears. I really can't write anything better than "Second life syndrome" as I agree with everything already described, so I won't try.

I hope on the album they are currently putting together they manage to repeat the same atmosphere captured on "Tuatara Lawn" and "a moss ocean" in particular. The references to Hogarth Marillion in terms of atmosphere is correct (and a good thing) alongside other acts such as Airbag and even Gazpacho.

As an Englishman in New Zealand I am looking forward to this NZ act becoming one of the next exciting bands to carry the progressive music flag.

Just turn off the lights, crank up the volume and enjoy the journey

Sweet as.........

steve h | 5/5 |


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