Album Name: Tale to Tell
Artist: The Mummers
Year/Label: 2008 / Big Bass Drum
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Raissa Khan-Panni once had a solo career crafting immaculate pop, now she fronts the Mummers and makes widescreen orchestrated music.
Her vocals are still amazing and the inventiveness on display here is addictive.
March of the Dawn is a neat collision of Björ-kish vocal whimsy and Rufus Wainwright-like orchestral pomp.
The Secret is full of joie de vivre and bounces along merrily. Like the other songs it’s a soundtrack waiting for a film.
“If you can fly in your dreams, why can’t you fly on earth?”
ponders Raissa, open to all life’s wonders.
Lorca and the Orange Tree dreams in Technicolor, like the rest of this debut’s ambitious songs.
The Mummers have a bright future head.
2. March of the Dawn
3. Tale to Tell
4. The Secret
5. Lorca and the Orange Tree