Muskox really are (or alas, as it happens, have been) hard to label. Acoustic jazz/prog, folk, classical/minimal. Due to the composition/arrangement skills of leader Mike Smith, all these different ingredients - and unusual combination of instruments - work very well together!
Favorite track: The Wren.
Ali Berkok: electric piano
Jamie Drake: vibraphone, marimba, xylophone
Matthew "Doc" Dunn: pedal steel guitar
Pete Johnston: double bass
Mark Laver: alto saxophone
Mike Smith: banjo, harmonium, guitars
Recorded by Mike Smith at home, Toronto, Winter 2008
Mastered by Jeff Nichols
Here we have a sort of merging of progressive math rock, jazz and little bit of space thrown in for good measure. The music is instrumental and is more driving than space music, however. Band is primarily electric in sound with expert electric violin spicing it all up, as well as a plethora of other instrumentation such as accordion, cello, harpsichord, sax and flute. Nickie Harte Kelly