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CD review: Mystery - Plastic Paco

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 09/12/2012
Mystery - Plastic Paco
Mystery - Plastic Paco

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MYSTERY
Plastic Paco
(Self released)

When Anthony Pascoe changed his band's name from The Blue Moon to Plastic Paco in September, that was all that really changed.

It's still the same lo-fi drifting country pop, still the same simple lyrics meandering behind lackadaisical guitar lines and around melancholic bass and drums.

They've released two albums in the past six months with very little difference between them (apart from the disappearance of Delaney Davidson's dreamy slide guitar) and set out on the road from their Christchurch base to push their soporific sound.

Although this is most likely going to appeal to fans of Bill Calahan's Smog-style output, Mystery's thankyou list includes Stevie Wonder and Roy Orbison ... as well as Winz and a certain Chris Harris.

Because of their Canterbury roots, I like to think this has to refer to the follicly challenged, snail-paced cricketer... an apt reference for such a well-crafted but ultimately sluggish offering.

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