Mazes - 'Better Ghosts'

Eight months on from their second full length album 'Better Ghosts' delves into psychedelic territory

  • Release Date 18 Nov, 2013
  • Record Label FatCat
6 / 10
Mazes’ 2011 debut record was full of reckless abandon, but their path since has been more suited to trippy evenings in. Just eight months on from the release of their second full-length, this mini-album (eight songs bookended by an instrumental intro and outro) delves even further into psychedelic territory. Yet this is also a trip back in time, with the likes of ‘Cicada’ and ‘Organ Harvest’ recalling the heyday of 1960s free love, albeit with a Mancunian bent. The trio even pay tribute to Donovan, weaving the legacy of Scotland’s most famous hippy into the summery vibes of, er, ‘Donovan’. An enjoyably kaleidoscopic experience, ‘Better Ghosts’ pays good homage to its influences but doesn’t strive to do much beyond that.

Mischa Pearlman

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