Goatman - Rhythms (LP - Yellow Vinyl)
Debut album by Goatman, a new solo project by one of the mysterious members from the Swedish collective Goat. Recorded late 2017 the 6 tracks reveal a true collision of African rock, jazz, reggae, gospel and psych, but all put through the famous Goat filters. From the Fela Kuti-esqe drums and horns jam of Jaam Ak Salam, to the frantic gospel-jazz of Carry the Load. From the fuzzed Can via the Bristol sound track of Hum Bebass Nahin, to the cinematic, Spacemen 3-esqe drones of the album closer Baaneexu. The end result is quite an astonishing and very unique album - one that you will keep revisiting, the more its sounds reveals itself. Goatman plays all the instruments on the album bar some additional drums by Hanna Ãstergren from fellow Swedish bands Hills and TrÃ¤d, GrÃ¤s & Stenar, and an added horn section courtesy of Johan Asplund, David Bystrum. One of the standout highlights of the album though is the collection of great guest vocalists Goatman has enlisted. Tracks Jaam Ak Salam and Aduna feature Senegalese singer Seydi Mandoza. You will also hear the vocals of Swedish based singers Amanda Werne on Carry the Load and Amerykhan on Hum Bebass Nahin. Goatman's passion for traditional and contemporary music from around the world can be clearly heard when listening to Rhythms.