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The Balky Mule – The Length Of The Rail (FatCat)

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The Balky Mule
The Length Of The Rail
Fat Cat

The Balky Mule trades in quirksome electrofolk numbers. The mule himself is non other than Bristolian multi-instrumentalist Sam Jones. Jones has now emigrated to Melbourne Australia, but ‘The Length of The Rail’ collects together works from over the last 5 years mostly created in Bristol.

The songs are built as noise collages and as such you get songs such as opener ‘Dust Bird Baths’ which sounds like an apprentice Beck. Whimsical electro folk is no new game but The Balky Mule does at least offer a sideways perspective on a tired format.

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Written by Jonathan

March 9, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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