Folk n’ Roll band Scocha launch their new album this week entitled ‘Moonlight Again’.
This is an album beautifully crafted and performed. It deserves your full attention, put it on with a glass at the elbow and sink into the warmth of a work of art whilst reading the lyrics from a double fold 12 inch cover. From the first bars of light percussion and bass in ‘Harden’ to the final note of Burns’ global classic, follow the light and shade, the horror and the humour as you are carried along on a musical journey.
Such is the variety of content, even the Scocha die-hard fan base, will disagree on their favourites. ‘Black Rose’, evokes a Burns’ favourite of many, ‘The Silver Tassie’. This is a stunning lyric, performed and produced with a passion for history and musicianship, love and pathos. As for the skill in the crafting of this album, the arrangement of Burns’, ‘A man’s a man’, leaving it to fade on a single note, is brilliant and the track ‘Chuffed Ti Bits’ blends superb musicianship with a true blues black lyric.
Borderers will adore track 11 which provides the album title, ‘A Bellendaine’, a lyric peppered with landmarks of this wonderful land. You owe it to yourself to buy this album and then to contact your radio stations and politely demand Scocha feature on their playlists.