Mazes - Ores & Minerals

Mazes - Ores & Minerals
Mazes - Ores & Minerals Mazes - Ores & Minerals
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
Availability: In Stock
Label (Code): FatCat Records (FATLP116)
Special Attributes: Includes download card
Release Date: 2013
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“...Mazes have returned with something genuinely thrilling, fascinating - a second album which explodes the possibilities afforded to the band, opening new routes past old barricades..." (

"...Like most of the bands suggested as Mazes’ influences in the past – Guided by Voices, Pavement, New Zealand indie cultists The Clean – the trio’s love of legit oldies-bin rock seems genuine. Dan Higgs Particle’s title is a dubious pun hailing the former frontman of US rock eccentrics Lungfish, and bears a loose resemblance thanks to its gnarly, scrawly guitars. Although these terms are relative, the midsection of Ores & Minerals is probably most suggestive of indie orthodoxy. Afforded a re-recording, Sucker Punched and Delancey Essex could have held their own in a mid-90s indie arena that made successes of, say, Teenage Fanclub. A couple of concessions to boombox-recorded obscurantism (gloopy instrumental Significant Bullet; detuned piano’n’field recording non-extravaganza Leominster) serve to confirm that Mazes aren’t eyeing a commercial breakthrough too hungrily yet. There remains plenty to love about this second album, though..." (Read more:

Track List
(Stream the album in full here)

A1 Bodies    
A2 Dan Higgs Particle    
A3 Significant Bullet    
A4 Ores & Minerals
A5 Sucker Punched    
A6 Delancey Essex    

B1 Bite    
B2 Jaki    
B3 Leominster    
B4 Skulking    
B5 Slice  

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