Mayo Thompson's one of those cats with a might wide pedigree – roots in the Texas psyche scene, later years in Brit post-punk, years in Germany, and even a close collaboration with the Chicago jazz and rock crowds of the 90s! This set provides yet another great slice of Thompson's talents – a surprisingly wonderful collaboration with the quintet of drummer Sven-Ake Johansson – a group who play a bit more inside than usual in the company of Mayo, but give great showcase to his lead vocals and acoustic guitar. The tunes have those artier, poetic touches that Thompson opened up with in the 90s Red Crayola revival years – yet are also nicely understated, too – kind of mature and a bit less sure of themselves, which we like a lot. Other players include Axel Dorner on trumpet, Rudi Mahall on bass clarinet, Sten Sandell on piano, and Matthias Bauer on bass – and titles include "Save The House", "Born To Win", "Coco
nut Hotel", "Ravi Shankhar Parachutist", "War Dance", and "Transparent Radiation".