For the lovers, the dreamers—and you
Reissue reviewThe lush, gauzy slices of pop
craftsmanship on Josh Mease’s debut, Wildernessespecially Brian Wilson—particularly with the bottle-percussion
backbeat, lifted straight from Pet Soundswith “On and On” unsheathing some guitar wizardry reminiscent of
George Harrison’s work on Revolver. Not much in evidence on the
rest of the album—it’s an oversight one hopes will be corrected
on future outings. Quibbles aside, debuts this promising are rare—but
for safety’s sake, avoid operating heavy machinery while listening.
Listen to Josh Mease on MySpace.