Michael Rattray, Silent Battles. E.P. Review.
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *
In the five tracks, Malibu, Little Threads, Worry, Peace of Mind and One Million Mangos, Michael Rattray delivers a set of songs that are not only dripping in the cool whimsy but also have the hidden charm of absolute expression, the imagery, especially on Worry and One Million Mangos is exquisite. They find a way to conjure up sentiment, of personal attachment to the plight of the musician that can only in the end change your outlook on such matters to which some might find mundane, yet are deep down more important; the scars on the inside hurt far more than those in which the eyes can see.
A very beautiful E.P., Silent Battles is one we can all identify with.
Ian D. Hall