MORAL MAZES: Gold Beach Fortress: 7”

Two tracks from yet another band featuring Jeff Dean! The man is omnipresent, or so it seems these days, as he features in more bands than I can count on one hand. The lineup also includes J. Robbins and Darren Zentek plus guest singer Michael Freekick, so no slouches here. There’s a relaxed feel to these songs with a lush sound, creating a sense of calm and a full-bodied sound, which is easy to get caught up in. Whilst the title track is good, the flipside of “Illinoise by Numbers” is even better. I’d like for Moral Mazes to actually work on a long player now please. –Rich Cocksedge (Little Rocket, littlerocketsrecords.co.uk / Rad Girlfriend, [email protected], radgirldriendrecords.com)