A few cuts into The Museum of Imaginary Animals, the seven-piece band - which includes the recent addition of ex-Broadcast drummer Steve Perkins, no less - makes a beautiful departure into a surreal journey of sound. Rosie Cuckston's reserved vocals help, but it's Pram's original combination of devices (flute, trumpet, and theremin, to name a few) that occasionally evoke an aquatic atmosphere, not unlike Meddle-era Pink Floyd. Like the imaginary creature on the album's back cover, this fifth full-length from Pram is certainly mythical.
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Museum Of Imaginary Animals. Pram are the Steps of free jazz, and as pigeonholes go that's one for the most fantastic(al) of animals. It’s all there in the title. Like the (real) exhibit which Pram’s fifth studio LP pays tribute to – a collection of zoological Frankensteins with body parts from several different species – the Birmingham seven-piece make no anatomical sense. And while their appeal remains utterly baffling to some (their ‘Sargasso Sea’ LP scored a resounding zero out of ten in NME some years back), half their charm lies in their dismissal of normal musical logic