4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
In some ways very Cabs, but with a new twist!,
This review is from: LA Spark (Audio CD)
Being a fan of The Maths (ie BengeBen Edwards) and his melodic solo work, the combination with Mal from Cabs was one that needed investigation. And boy does it work well!!
The first reviewer has done an excellent job, and this is so Cabs in the vocal sense (early 80s when Mal's vox became more treated and twisted, right up to the more vocal tracks on Body and Soul/Colours EP). The instrumentation is also spot on and minimal to just the right degree, with some dance-floor stompers thrown in for good measure. The menace is still there, but with a subtle disguise that the other 2 members have cleverly crafted with him.
Rich H Kirk still produces some great solo material, though not all of the time, and once Mal stopped adding vocals Cabs ceased to feel like, well, Cabs. This release goes a long way to fill the void, and whilst a genuine Cabs reunion is extremely unlikely, its great to have Mal back in recordings that sound fresh, yet warmly retro, and make up an album that was well worth the wait!