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This is great stuff! Mistic Rein has combined funky rock and roll (very 70s in feel) with some world beat and fantastic arrangements. Think of a throaty Shirley Manson (of Garbage) singing with Deep Purple with lyrics by Ricki Lee Jones and a couple of band members who insist on adding their jazz and ska influences. Weird, I know. But it works.

 

The lyrics are catchy and stick in your head – especially the quirky (She’s A) “Libra.” The title track rocks with an excellent beat and a bluesy tone running through it. The production is good -- very clean (an unusal qulity in a lot of independent music, sadly)

 

I would happily be plating this to dance to, and will be sharing it with my friends so they can bop along with me.

 

~review by Lisa Mc Sherry

Artist: Mistic Rein

CD, $11.99, 2006

http://www.misticrein.com/

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