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5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable
When a band calls their first release World Music you expect African rhythms and quite a bit of navel gazing. What you don't expect is an album that takes the idea of World Music and actually travels the globe. From the Indian feeling Run To Your Mama to the Middle Eastern Goatman there is a lot of diversity here with a large guitar sound backed by drums and instruments...
Published 21 months ago by Syriat

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3.0 out of 5 stars Better on Spotify.
The album is not bad and has its moments particularly when it touches on the funky or ethnic influences. Sometimes it veers touches late eighties/early nineties grebo which cheapens it. The packaging is fantastic. I think the vinyl mastering is too digital and sounds like a worse quality version of the Spotify edition. It would benefit from an old style pre digital...
Published 7 months ago by Michael Fleck


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable, 6 Dec 2012
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This review is from: World Music (Audio CD)
When a band calls their first release World Music you expect African rhythms and quite a bit of navel gazing. What you don't expect is an album that takes the idea of World Music and actually travels the globe. From the Indian feeling Run To Your Mama to the Middle Eastern Goatman there is a lot of diversity here with a large guitar sound backed by drums and instruments from all over the globe. The fact that they come from Sweden is all the more surprising.

Golden Dawn is a great example of a funk work out crossed with hypnotic percussion - it sounds like it was made yesterday and in the seventies at the same time. Run To Your Mama has an Indian vibe and yet it has a guitar that crunches like glam rock - yes this really does mix influences and pulls that trick off extremely well. It has a toe tapping quality that will lead you to the dancefloor if its ever put on in that environment.

Other psychedelic influenced albums have come out this year, Tame Impala are getting a lot of airplay as an example. However, this is a stronger set of tracks and is really worth checking out. One of the albums of 2012
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adages, 10 Dec 2012
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Glenn "Omaha" (Devon England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: World Music (Audio CD)
Swedish mystery ensemble Goat has produced one of the more dynamic and truly psych-eccentric albums of the year/for some time, toying with World percussion, disco and the brashest guitar work, like Maggot Brainesque mayhem on 'Goathead' where the female vocal tries to out-shout electric shriek and feedback until an acoustic calm washes on the sudden shore of its blitzed world.

Songs occasionally begin with spoken maxims, as on second track 'Goatman' where an echoed American male voice intones 'there is a Creole expression to walk together, where life is hard people depend upon and help each other so that man may pray together to praise the same moral principles and together reaffirm them' and the song segues into its African beats, repeated female chant/song, and the first of the album's wah-wah and then caustic guitar layers. Then there's fifth 'Golden Dawn' where an echoed female voice informs us, just after the harpsichord introduction, 'the important thing is this, to be able any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become', lines from Belgian naturalist Charles Frédéric Dubois.

Sixth 'Let It Bleed' has a funky rhythm and freeform saxophone with indecipherable female vocals, whereas seventh 'Run To Your Mama' has a Far Eastern percussive rhythm above a Black Sabbath guitar riff and the clearly audible, repeated sung line 'boy you better run to your mama now', not quite sustaining the album's toying with aphorism. Tracks like these do not have the raw power of 'Goathead', and I would have liked more of that madness.

The album finishes on ninth track 'Det som aldrig forandras/Diarabi' [`it has never changed'?] where the harmonium and percussive rhythms merge their Far Eastern sounds with rural folk - a little funked-up rhythm guitar as well in the background - and at seven minutes long it does build into a synth-orchestral climax that does seem to embrace, and perhaps postulate musically the genuine truism of the album's title, 'World Music'. It is a delightful listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 July 2014
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it is so nice!
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5.0 out of 5 stars HeaVY PSYCHeDeLiC KRauTRoCK aFRoBeaT GRooVeS, 15 April 2014
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I ordered this one after seeing TV coverage of their Glastonbury performance and it's great. They've taken a combination of heavy psychedelic krautrock afrobeat grooves and chants and mashed it all up into something that is their own. It could be considered 'record collection rock' with all those influences but I don't care because it sounds like they've got great record collections. And it's not just 70's sounds either, it reminds me of The Slits at times. If they build on this they will be unstoppable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow this is pure adrenalin, 19 Mar 2013
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Great fun, Im not sure there are songs here but not a bad thing, I can't stop puting it on ! African rythms, screaming guitars - it takes you of to another land ! Great for when you have just got in from work and need to escape.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 25 Jan 2013
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Great album, really original and interesting album. Goathead is a tremendous song, especially the acoustic section at the end. Hypnotic
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and genius debut album., 30 Oct 2012
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I only found out about this album a month ago.... Actually found out about the band a month ago and for some unknown reason I am now completely hooked.
The album is a genuine bordello of styles and influences executed with stamina and craft.
Fuzzy, eclectic, tribal, dark... and the list goes on.
Pure genius I'm telling you!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What, ONLY 11 REVIEWS????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 30 Aug 2013
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Didn't think i'd have to give this a review, can't believe it only has 11 reviews so far, absolutely staggering, what's up with you guys, do you all think the same as me - sooooo good it can't possibly need reviews?!! This is a MARVELLOUS album, completely unlike anything i've bought in recent years. This is fresh and raw and powerful. From the moment the album opens up you know you're into a mould-breaker. This was Manchester's Piccadilly records' number 1 album for 2012 (I have a lot of albums from 2012 and I wouldn't argue that it is a worthy contender)- bought for me as a pressie and VERY welcome - thanks Hayley & Jay!! If you like something a bit different that encompasses just about everything, african drumbeat, rhythmic funk, amazing guitar psychedelics, everything. GREAT STUFF - this one is getting a lot of repeats.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally fresh sound that deserves your attention, 10 July 2013
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Solid grooves and funky phscodelic riffs. Full of soul and a new colour to music that has been missed for a while. Drive around with this album in your life for a while and you will feel brighter.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars shake those maracas! yeah!, 29 Mar 2013
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This is a brilliant album from start to finish, and is guaranteed to have you throwing out shapes that you never even realised you owned. This album has everything that was truly awesome about sxities and seventies psychedelia and then some! For example, you get all the inventive drumming that might have been heard on some of Santanas work; the waling, bombastic guitar solos that you might have expected from Jimi Hendrix and some of the wild keys that might have been at home om the Doors or a Terry Riley album. The vocals are really straight forward incantations that just add to the hypnotic effect of the music, and the occasional vocal sample in between songs sends a message of peace, love and mind expanstion.

Fantastic.

This is far from a re-hashing of the past, however, and the overall product is truly original and exciting.

I can't wait to see more of GOAT.
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