Brasstronaut – Mount Chimaera

Brasstronaut – Mount Chimaera

PopMatters.com:

Brasstronaut’s full-length debut album, Mt. Chimaera, is a rousing success. Groups that incorporate unusual instruments into an indie-rock stew are commonplace by now, but rarely do they sound as smooth as this. The band uses a combination of keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn, and saxophone and clarinet sounds to recall the jazz-inflected pop music of the ‘70s, but somehow manages to leave the cheesiness out. This compelling, offbeat mixture is aided by strong songwriting throughout the album, and with only eight tracks running over 40 minutes, there’s no filler here.

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