Spaceheads – A New World In Our Hearts (Electric Brass)
LP / CD / DL
8 / 10
Unique drum and trumpet duo release their thirteenth album.
This is one of those albums that makes you regret publishing your End Of Year lists before hearing it. Like a meeting point between classic Pigbag and The Apples, Spaceheads (Andy Diagram on Trumpet and Richard Harrison on drums and ‘bits’) bring you one of the most surprisingly enjoyable albums of the year.
Tackling tales of protest from the 17th century up to the present day they keep the red flag flying high for many an incredible cause through mostly instrumental tracks which express power, aggression and jubilation over several styles ranging from jazz to ska to dub with every one being a success.
At first mention, the prospect of a trumpet and drum project may sound uneventful but how wrong you’d be as from the opening of the highly addictive opener The Revolution Sashays Up The Mall to the riotous energy of Space Rebel and it’s wonderful reverb, it’s incredibly entertaining.
Sitting Down At Standing Rock pays homage to the recent protests of new oil lines in America and Mons Dream offers a less energetic close to the album. An album of incredible emotion, oomph and ultimately hope, that needs very praiseworthy attention.