The Barmitzvah Brothers

'The Barmitzvah Brothers -- The Century Of Invention' Review

CAR #7! POLE POSITION!!!!!!!!

Who woulda thunk you'd hear a heavy and deep bass riff to sound like a car starting up at the start of a record? Yes! Undoubtedly cool!

The Barmitzvah Brothers decided to cut, print and release a fun, sweet & sensible record entitled 'The Century Of Invention'. The record begins with a rush of fun, chanting-in-unison and racing fun! One can't help but repeat the track as it's full of spirit and ukulele (or banjo?). Through out the record, the vox are shared by Jenny Mitchell and Geordie Gordon, both singing fun and/or comforting songs.

As the record progresses, the tempo slows down. As mentioned before, the 'Century Of Invention' starts off with a bang with songs like 'Car #7' and 'Hollow Time Of Night' (fun song to snap your fingers to). Midway through, the songs begin to sound relaxed, calming and have a lot of love. Both Geordie and Jenny share these tunes with the rest of the band using the usual instruments plus an array of others including the mini piano, Wurlitzer, banjo & an electric harp. The record was produced by the Two-Minute Miracle man, Andy Magoffin, who did an excellent job putting together a clean-sounding record.

Regardless of the total duration of this record (as it was rather quick to go through), 'Century Of Invention' is definitely easy to hit PLAY again for. The record feels like a story going downhill into the end of a wonderful storybook that closes when the last note has been played. The final song entitled 'New Orleans' tells a story played, mostly on the electric harp and angelic backing vox, about moving to the south to bartend, serve $4-dollar beers, have a house with a nice garden, and so forth. A recommendation? Give the song the silence it deserves (then hug the person next to you. Don't forget to smile.)

(The Barmitzvah Brothers will be playing the Permafrost Records' Anniversary Show @ The Horseshoe Tavern this Friday with Jon-Rae & The River, Femme Generation and The Patients.)


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