Mabuses - Mabused!
"Supremely idealistic pop, cut according to the belief that the form should entice, baffle, and ruffle rather than provide a readily assimilable template ... A delicious cornucopia." -- CMJ
"Sounds like Magical Mystery Tour melted by Salvador Dali. It is a brisk stroll through an English garden of pop where around every corner lurks hints of Hitchcock, as well as mad barber, car crashes, gibbons, and lifeboats. A very seductive world indeed." -- Los Angeles Reader
"Full of that oddly eccentric British humor and invention coupled with the strict harmonies and twin jangly guitar interplay of the Fifth Dimension-era Byrds. It's an amazing display of musical craftsmanship and twisted off-center poetry." -- Players"
"Quintessential British pop laced with Delta blues. Orchestral oddities that evoke the strange offspring of John Barry and Bernard Herman, with Ry Cooder joining in the dark side of Sgt. Pepper. As if Syd Barrett undertook the soundtrack of Night of the Hunter."
"The elusive Kim Fahy presents himself as the Edgar Allan Poe of pop, offering disconcerting tales of longing set against a backdrop of shimmering guitars and unusual orchestral arrangements. Comprised of an international revolving cast of players, the mystery that is The Mabuses continues. Geography often dictates their lineup, and Mabused brings us contributions from the California, London, Paris, and New York chapters. Picking up where previous Rough Trade and Shimmy Disc recordings left off, Mabused doesn't answer questions so much as cast doubt on previously held notions."
"Each song seems designed to be an episode in the life of minds crammed with a vast and puzzling array of worlds and outlooks. Dreamy and sometimes nightmarish locations house weird and wonderful tales--as close to a British equivalent of Frank's Wild Years as there's ever been!"