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Raw and blissful,
This review is from: Boces (Audio CD)
Boces has been somewhat overlooked by the British musical press until now and there is no better time to re-evaluate in the face of the pretty but spineless 'Secret Migration'. The album is free-flowing, experimental and contains a few melodic gems amongst its artistry which threatens but never does lose its thread. Both sides begin with a classic twist of raw invention, particularly 'Something for Joey' with its fabulous arrangements and spiralling flute. 'Bronx cheer' is a one of the bands finest pop songs and 'Frittering' is a delightful low-key beauty. It ranks as strong as anything else by Mercury Rev, and I also recommend the brilliant 'See you on the other side' which is their most coherent work.