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Album: Les Triaboliques, Rivermudtwilight (World Village)

Ben Mandelson, Lu Edmonds and Justin Adams aren't household names, but these three distinguished strummers of all things stringed have, between them, collaborated with numerous rock and world acts over the past three decades.

Now, with their egos on hold, they've produced a quirky, genre-crossing gaggle of songs which touch on everything from the lowest-slung desert blues to the most restrained English folk. It's not 100 per cent convincing but the best tracks are worth paying money for.