In 2007, Neil Carlill joined Ed Drury (guitars) and Craig Murphy (synthesizers) to become the third member of Shoosh. The project pairs folk influenced ambient music with Carlill’s Dadaist lyrics and some would say “other-worldly vocal style.”
Shoosh contributed two tracks to a split single with another group, Cheju, in November 2007. The album, titled Cheju & Shoosh was released on the Awkward Silence label with a limited edition run of 300 CDs. Subsequently, the three released the album Orpheum Circuit in 2008 on the Herb Recordings label.
An Igloo Magazine review described that album as “a sweltering sheet of low flying beauty,” and an “Is This Music?” review explained the music as, “Soundscapes of uncomfortable beauty Pulses Dadaist in theory and practice…” Shoe fits.
Carlill left in 2009 and Shoosh continued as a two-piece.