SINSIN : Layers EP
By Ania Glowacz
In the best traditions of instrumental and cinematic music comes Sinsin. You wouldn’t pick it, but it’s a project of Motocade guitarist Geordie McCallum that involves Zowie bass player Harry Champion and Kerretta drummer Hamish Walker. Almost outside the music ‘scene‘ due to its storytelling qualities, it’s a little like Jakob, but mainly like itself. Instrumental opener Layers sets the scene, sounding very much like New York’s Bowery Electric from the ‘90s, and painting an interesting picture. McCallum’s cited influences of The Dirty Three, Nick Cave, The Clean and Radiohead are variously apparent, with the tilt of the compositions towards use as soundtracks. Self-recorded over a few years it serves as a tantalising platter – although you could also call it a tease, with only five tracks, two of which are instrumental. All tracks were written, performed and recorded by Geordie McCallum, with mastering by Dale Cotton. Hopefully this is an indicator of more to come, and not just a pleasing one-off.