GIG & BAND REVIEWS

Mass Hysteria is set for release on September 1st via Sky-Rocket Records. Once again Doris has been working with Lee Dunham on this forthcoming release which is following on from the successes of ‘Eclectica’ and ‘Upside Down World’. The daughter of famed classical pianist Alfred Brendel, Doris’ distinctive vocals were the driving force behind 1990s alt-rockers The Violet Hour, who were signed to Sony when they released their now revered, classic album ‘The Fire Sermon’ in 1991.

2020 will see the release of Mass Hysteria with its rich garden of beautifully engaging tracks. Which display a vibrant array of rich musical fauna. are arranged in a very similar style to the past three album releases.

CD Tracks (Tracks marked with an asterisk are not on the vinyl release)

Takes One To Know One drives into Mass Hysteria in a traditional upbeat fashion leading onto Its Never Too Late which is a true soother. The title track Mass Hysteria which could make an excellent soundtrack to a good thriller. Thoroughly engaging whilst being slightly dark in places and deliciously chilling. Next up is You Took My Breath Away which is a classic sounding Doris Brendel number which I find to be somewhat reminiscent of The Last Adventure. You’re Everything is next and is a tenaciously soothing track and very R.E.M. It Can Only Get Better* is next. This is a joyously uplifting earworm and would make an excellent single release leading to Other Side Of The World. This has an oriental themed intro which flows into the track which has a theme of universal love. Wrong Time Wrong Place then starts to add a little drive to the playlist s it grooves along in funky fashion with a hint of avant garde. Next up is take Me To The Edge*, this beautifully atmospheric soother leads onto Hard Heart* which into which Lee adds a hint of southern country into his impeccable guitar work. Closing Mass Hysteria is The People Are Gonna Rise Up , this is an insightful atmospheric reflection of current times with an auspiciously alluring intro and a gorgeously graceful ending. After this the only thing left to do is to replay the album! 9.5/10

September 1st 2020 will see the release of Mass Hysteria, this majestic masterpiece will be available on CD, Vinyl and download. The CD features 3 additional tracks to the vinyl (as marked with an asterisk in the above text), as well as showing off the stunning artwork, with the cover designed by surrealist Igor Morski.

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