God forbid I ever have to talk about this band outside of the internet, but I can’t stop spinning the new album from the impossible for me to pronounce, Gkfoes Vjgoaf. I came across this tape looking for some Nordic death metal but it turned out to just be great freak folk from some long haired Berkeley dude named Sean. Oh well, I’ll take it.
His newest album Magic Days has that Lucky Dragons sorta deformed utopian, every-idea-is-as-good-as-any-other approach to song-writing. Jumping from thick lo-fi pastoral scuzz to breezy recordings of xylophones, wind chimes, and acid-guided acoustic picking within the same 5 minutes. Sean’s tact vocal harmonies rope together the album’s diverse influences, flirting with eastern mysticism and spaced out melodies alike. As them Buddhists say, “Comparisons are odious,” but if you enjoy a nice porch-side jam as much as subjecting your friends to abstract sample tinkering, this is right up your alley.
For Fans of: Lucky Dragons, Sore Eros, Amen Dunes