Sound Projector review

Low Budget Orchestra is Mikko Murangen, who sent a copy of The Second Best from his Helsinki home. An accomplished tour de force, this CD shows Mikko playing everything in sight and overdubbing himself into a guitar and synth orchestra across eight raucous and rocking tracks. Unlike a lot of ‘quirky’ music which often arrives here from Finland, the Low Budget Orchestra’s approach is extremely conventional and melodic – most of what he plays could have been recorded thirty years ago by any given late-prog rock instrumental combo. Even the cover looks like a lost Camel LP. Airless, hyperactive and slightly pompous - may appeal to fans of Zappa’s 1988 touring band.

Reviewed by Ed Pinsent

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