A brilliant instrumental record that charts its own course. The mostly-peaceful songs dance around the edges of folk, ambient, deep listening, new age, neo-classical, post-rock, and prog without putting both feet firmly anywhere.
Throw keys-based jazz, dance-rock, spaced-out-rock, and funk into a blender, and you’ve got this deeply impressive jam. Best appreciated in a music-listening room, preferably with headphones, optimally way after dark.
TGH has been kicking it with rappers and remixers a lot recently (see Propaganda’s feature on their last album and a recent trio of dance remixes), and it shows here: big, booming, reverb-heavy beats; speak-sung vocals; synths for atmosphere; a lot of percussion hit; and a striking lack of piano except for flourishes and outro. It’s a banger, tbh. From the Gray Havens. A banger, I say.
Juffbass took his bass-and-drums post-rock tune “Mountain Highs, Salty Eyes” from his most recent release and collaborated with Marton Gyorog to add electric guitar and synths to it. The result is a fuller, more spacey version of the tune that has enough of its own direction with the new additions to have a new title to the song.