Maskil (RSR  764)  1978

 

If you enjoy the endearing country folkrock sounds of the first album by The Way then Maskil’s custom lp should provide a similar treat. Quiet and melodic with plenty of shimmering acoustic guitar interplay, soft electric backing/leads and wholesome rural harmonies. Four of the five guys play guitar, with a viola joining in on a couple occasions. Three different songwriters among them, contributing titles like ‘Odds & Ends’, ‘Return To Jesus’, ‘Resurrection Life’, ‘All That You Need’, nine in all. ‘All That Glitters’ is especially strong, floating along dreamily with gentle trippy electric guitar for a subtle west-coast psych edge. Similar effect on the minor-key ‘Ballad Of The Blind Man’ which has a good amount of soloing. A musical outreach of Inn Of The Last Resort, Franklin, NC. Real nice cover, too. Could easily get hyped (and deservedly so I’d say).    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

Tracks:

01. Odds & Ends

02. Return To Jesus

03. This Road

04. Resurrection Life

05. Unity

06. All That Glitters

07. Why Do We Always Hurt The One We Love

08. Ballad Of The Blind Man

09. All That You Need

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