Claremont 56 kick the year off in fine style with ‘Mawson’s walk’, a beautiful one-sider from Mudd & Pollard. It begins with a cool lick of live bass and percussion over drums, before the acoustic guitar kicks in. Rhodes piano builds into flute and cello from Robin ‘Faze Action’ Lee. More guitar work and lush strings lead us into a flurry of horn stabs, piano and a trumpet solo from Japanese artist Shiba. Dropping back briefly, before it builds up to a final crescendo with flugel horns, piano and more strings. Every musician and the kitchen sink were drafted into making this tasty piece and it was certainly worth it. An exciting start to the year from Mudd & Pollard and Claremont 56. Highly recommended!