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WORLD MUSIC

Goat

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 37 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This album really surprised me. GOAT are a seven piece on this their debut from 2012 with two female singers, two percussionists, guitar, bass and keyboards. Very tribal sounding with the two percussionists and the big surprise for me were the female vocals that sort of yell the lyrics. I thought it was one singer double tracked until I looked it up. Surprised because I'm just not into bands that use gimmicks like this band keeping their identity secret and wearing homemade masks and costumes on stage. Thankfully the music here should be the focus because it's so good, very rhythmic and catchy, danceable stuff for sure. In my liner notes for the KING GIZZARD live album from 2016 in SF there's a picture of one of their drummers wearing a GOAT band shirt. Three of the song titles have "goat" in them and I was getting my goat-on all this past week I'll tell you that. Goats are hilarious right? Freezing and falling down and the way they yell.

Some humour there as well as on my favourite track "Run To Your Mama" which is less than 2 1/2 minutes long but it's just bliss for me and funny with that repeated line "Boy you better run to your mama now". There's more depth on this one and I love the guitar tone, really into the guitar on this one. Second favourite is "Let It Bleed" which was love at first listen. Mid-paced and so catchy. Head bobbing time. Is that sax before 2 1/2 minutes?

Third pick wasn't so easy as those two stand above the crowd but I went with "Goathead" with that nasty, nasty bass to open with. Beats and inventive guitar join in then vocals before a minute. That guitar can get experimental but also jazzy on other tracks then psychedelic, acid and distorted. The vocals are their most passionate on this one hitting those highs almost straining to do so. So good! The opening instrumental "Diarabi" needs to be mentioned and it's part of the final lazy track as well as they end it like they began. A real 60's vibe to "Goatlord" including the vocals. A couple of the songs open with a sample of someone speaking which is cool.

This is closer to 4.5 stars, I'm just so darned impressed with this album I really look forward to putting it on.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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