Mild High Club - Skiptracing

(Stones Throw, 2016)

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"Compared to a "private investigator attempting to trace the steps of the sound and the spirit of American music," Skiptracing is characterized by a cinematic feel, tinged with 1970s hues, jazzier moments and brief psychedelic spells. Themes of cabarets and coin tosses into wishing wells (penultimate track "Chapel Perilous" ends with the heavily altered vocal delivery of Jiminy Cricket's sentiment "When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true") are par for the course here, as are multiple reprises. Indeed, Skiptracing — a colloquial term for the process of finding a missing person, usually one not keen on being found, who's covering up their whereabouts — takes the listener on a beautifully produced and paced adventure that plays out like a soundtrack." - Cosette Schulz for Exclaim!