The set kicks off with the loping ‘Like A Fool’ – a sweet mid-tempo groove made the more attractive by unforced harmonies, subtle brass and a short guitar solo with just the right amount of bite. The heavier ‘Better Days’ and the gentle ‘Every Time’ plough similar grooves while ‘Holiday Attraction’ is faster and snappier altogether – not quite a clarion call to the floor, but almost there. It does though evoke the holiday feel that the title promises. Ditto the much more soporific ‘July’… a classic, laid-back summer groove if there ever was one and a tune offering optimism in the bleak coldness of an English February. ‘Métropolitain’ is the set’s most complex piece. Though its structure is looser than the other 9 tracks, it nevertheless possesses its own focus.”Cinematic” would be a good adjective to apply.
Bosra Sham’s ‘Better Days’ looks rather unprepossessing but investigation will bring real rewards. Hardly surprising the album’s been a permanent feature on Solar Radio’s Sweet Rhythms charts for the last month or so. Find out more (but not a lot more) @ http://www.bosrasham.com/