The music is powerful, floating along somewhere between indie-pop & trip-hop, keeping the mood light initially but offering just enough of that crispness – the edge of the beat, the evolving sense of weight.
Hassan Bin Rashid has a pure & natural connection to music & it’s a joy to witness him in his element like this, even more so with such an experienced, expressive band.
The song is all at once delicate & striking, allowing you to escape into the music & the moment if you choose to, or redirecting your thoughts entirely as you witness this soulfully prominent voice delivering these unexpected lyrics.
A pretty explosive two minute song that offers quite precisely the audio representation of its implied concept. The beat, the melody, the togetherness suggested by the chant-like gathering of voices – it all points in the direction of strength.
There’s more than just freedom on this project, the very idea of punk holds the key to that anyway, but with these songs you get an element of provocation, and the Thelonious Monk aspect adds so much that manages to escape expectation.
A nine-track exploration of indie-alt-pop fusion – an album that offers subtlety & chaos in unison, showcasing the band’s creative identity as colourful & free.
You don’t come across complete albums that are quite so pretty & haunting & unexpected as this, the last couple of times were when Half Moon Run first emerged; MGMT before this.
This is exciting music that throws everything onto the table & does so with style & depth. You’ll recognise their music after listening to just a couple of songs, though the album in its entirety is where the real experience lies.
Eclecticism is defiantly a part of this project, but even so – you get a feel for the progression, the voices, the style, the subject matter. The band have something that is their’s, and that’s exciting.
Undeniably authentic, mildly reminiscent of the acoustic rock sound of the nineties, but at the same time completely refreshing & hypnotically calming. A totally unique band right now, this album is something of a masterpiece.
Fear is not very me. I’m like a positive tornado wrecking all the negative shit that’s out there. You could put me in front of an active nuclear bomb & I would dance & sing to it. Fuck that bomb, this is my moment.
It’s a pleasure to get to embrace these original works. Hopefully many more people continue to discover & connect with them in the near future.