Wild Rumpus – Musical Blaze-up

Review of Wild Rumpus' debut album, Musical Blaze-up.


Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Gary Lucas’ debut album, titled Musical Blaze-Up, does exactly what it says on the tin.

Funky bass hooks are introduced to samba-esque drums, creating a get-up-and-dance vibe. There’s more music merging, with Jimi Hendrix style guitar riffs mashed with dance beats supplying groove and vibe, something the album can proudly boast.   

Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not all fun and rainbows. Eerie techno beats, most specifically on the track El Duende, calm the mood somewhat – as does the spoken word delivered brilliantly by guest on the album Kurt Wagner on ‘Tikkety-Boo’.

This topsy-turvy ride will leave you unsure of how to react, be it on your feet dancing or laying back on the sofa and indulging, both will seem appropriate. 



Lewis Mottram

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