Mezcla: Shoot The Moon

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This is my favourite Scottish group since Head, and that’s saying a bundle. The aesthetic is broadly the same: a mix of fusion, sometimes Latin-tinged ideas like the title track, sometimes more atmospheric things like the closing Knockan Crag. Named after a lump in the Highland, it does indeed have something of mist and melancholy about it, conveyed by leader Bowden’s cleanly struck bass guitar notes, but also in a solo from Michael Butcher that suggests the spirit
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