Daily Express – album review 6/09

Daily Express - album review 6/09

 

 

The Brighton-based Mummers work from a treehouse studio surrounded by bassoons, oboes, violins, cellos and not an electric guitar in sight. Singer Raissa Khan-Panni appears to be the leasing light, an angel-voiced, classically trained musician whose songs mix the cine-soul of Portishead with elements of cabaret and Eastern tinker music. Tale To Tell is lush and deeply romantic, almost too grandiose at times but that really shouldn’t deter you. RS Robert Spellman and Paul Callan