Album Review: The Mermen - We Could See it In The Distance (9/10)

Jim Thomas’ instrumental trio The Mermen has been slowly but steadily releasing music since the mid-‘90s, and this recent work stands as one of their best. The music is a heady combination of surf-tinged jams and delicate picking, with long passages that evoke deep emotions, sometimes reminis- cent of Neil Young or Robin Trower’s best works. The rhythm section is absolutely phenomenal, with drummer Martyn Jones providing tribal beats and spacey cymbal colorations, and Jennifer Burnes’ bass laying down chords and melodic counterpoint. In the best sense, these are epic soundtracks in search of a movie.

We Could See it In The Distance
Kelptone Records
Producer: Jim Thomas