Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MIND THE MUSIC: Swedish Hoodoo

From a small village in a quiet corner of northern Sweden, comes a communally fueled, world minded "musical tradition" known as Goat. The band's origins shrouded in mystery, its current band members keep anonymous by performing in full costume, replete with a stunning regalia of vintage masks. The sound is pulsing, hypnotic, poly-rhythmic. 

Equal mix Euro-traditional, Afro-tribal and American funk, the music has a way of worming its way inside your head. The players, relinquishing personal ego, perform exclusively in a costumed alchemy of archetypes and shamanistic show. The songs, more channeled than crafted, seem an invocation to knit a past, present and future by the best way known to man: a good beat intent on compelling your body into dance.

You can read more about Goat here and here.

This is the tenth installment of our CITIZENS culture feature, mid-week: Mind the Music. On the occasional Wednesday, we post some bitchin' tunes to get your toes a'tapping, and you, happily through your week.

Happy listening!

1 comment:

thorne garnet said...

not the sounds I would except from Northern Sweden. It's sounds like island meets urban.