Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mason Proper: Olly Oxen Free

Mason Proper
Olly Oxen Free
Dovecote Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
The sophomore record from Mason Proper finds the band continuing its angular sound to create 10 tracks at middle tempo that experiment with different instruments and directions to generate one cohesive album. It are the different directions that make Olly Oxen Free so interesting because songs take sharp turns when you don't expect them to, which takes your average song and turns it into a keeper. How the tracks work together is important because the albums strength is really the collective because there are no immediate standout singles but when the album completes you still find yourself going back for another dose!

Key Track: "Point A To Point B"

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-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby