#1,210: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! With eight (8) tracks and a running time of just over twenty (20) minutes, you'd be forgiven for terming the latest offering from regular elobf reviewee Juan Pablo Mazzolo and his Baby Scream vehicle - temptingly entitled "Life's A Trap" - as a mini-LP or even an extended EP. Yet this, the sixteenth (16th) release in the career of this prolific Argentinian singer/songwriter and performer, manages to reach new heights in its apparent brevity.
"I'm 35 and I feel lost ..."
Within the confines of this compact octet of self penned songs that we are exposed to an array of lyrical gymnastics mixed with acoustic excellence in a release which balances the philosophical with personal angst within a framework of catchy tunes and impressive production. As you listen to "Life's A Trap" for the second, third and fourth time (and thereafter), you feel the influence of Bowie, Lennon and Bolan and even our beloved Jeff Lynne/ELO (as the intricate arrangements within my fave track "Climbing Down" ably demonstrate) throughout what is a quite remarkable, compact and precise piece of work. A lovely record and well worth the $7 asking price. (9/10)
"Life's A Trap" by Baby Scream comprises: "Life's Better When U R High" [3:02] ~ "The Ballad Of Music Biz" [2:58] ~ "Climbing Down" [2:04] ~ "We Can't Go Back To 17" [3:01] ~ "Wish You Were Beer" [3:15] ~ "Jokes" [1:49] ~ "The Road Bends" [2:41] ~ "Midnight Snack" [1:41]
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elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "Life's A Trap" by Baby Scream to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, The Move, Roy Wood, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 16-Dec-2016