Album review: Connan Mockasin - 'Turn Me Into The Snat' (Phantasy Sound)

Psychy, Seussian and wholly charming

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With song titles ranging from ‘Unicorn In Uniform’ to ‘Quadropuss Island’, and vocals that sound like a child who’s spent too long sucking on a helium canister, this is the aural equivalent of taking a hallucinatory trip through the mind of Dr Seuss. As dreamy and surreal as they come, ‘Megumi The Milkyway Above’ shuffles along on a gentle psychedelic wave of tremolo guitar punctuated by odd falsetto yelps and a driving percussion, while ‘Faking Jazz Together’ marries breezy melodies with off-kilter guitar. Oh, and a snat, just in case you were wondering, is a half-snake, half-rat hybrid, obvs.

Tessa Harris

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