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Perhaps Contraption: Mud Belief album review

Album Review

A hugely creative album that won’t leave you brassed off.

There can’t exactly be many prog rock brass bands in circulation, so Perhaps Contraption are highly unlikely trend setters. On paper at least, the mere notion of mixing brass and prog shouldn’t work, but the more you ponder the concept, there are no plausible reasons why such a blend couldn’t at least be intriguing. The music on Mud Belief is both baffling and endearing. At times, notably during Mystery Meat and Nobbles, their jaunty eccentricity is reminiscent of the intelligent, controlled lunacy of The Cardiacs.

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