Monday, May 21, 2018
The Cleaners From Venus - Star Cafe
Another record by Martin Newell, AKA The Cleaners From Venus, isn't really a surprise, although it is thoroughly welcome. The new Star Cafe even has a bit of a twist as it is a concept album, or perhaps a play waiting for a troupe of willing performers. It is packed with great storytelling, loosely based on Cinderella and set in a cafe (with the thought that the audience can be the customers). It offers family drama, hopes and dreams, and the awakening of second chances. Musically, it boasts the sort of timeless folk pop arrangements that the British do so well. The recording is lo-fi, but the execution execution and sincerity are top of the range.
Enjoy the album, and if you are tempted to stage a play, Martin has said he may even be willing to offer a bit of scriptwriting.
Bandcamp for Star Cafe