Think about you’re driving by means of a winding valley deep within the mountains of British Columbia while you occur upon a barn alongside the aspect of the street. You cease, open the door to analyze, and it’s a full-on rave; keyboards, synthesizers, flashing strobes, and a bass line threatening to show your insides to jelly. Oh, and there’s a banjo, and a harmonica, and so they’re singing about campfires and woodsy matters. That’s the juxtaposition you might be confronted with on the debut album, referred to as Currents, from Canadian duo, Moontricks.
Comprised primarily of Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman, the group describes themselves as electro-pop. I assume that’s not incorrect, however it’s form of a half-truth. They embrace a blues affect on Forest Of My Soul about not taking the straightforward path in life. The title monitor begins with a lone singer at a piano earlier than the bass and synthesizers kick in. It’s about “leaving my paddle on the shore” and letting life’s currents take you in your journey. Merlot is a psychedelic folks rock piece that will have been proper at house on an early Pink Floyd album.
Whatever the incursions into different musical kinds, this album actually is concerning the mash-up of electronica and folks. Animals is the right instance the place banjo and harmonica mix seamlessly with synthesizers to create an otherworldly sound that elevates the femine being. Darkish Matter may have come out of Memphis with a cool really feel that appears to be a name to politicians or executives to “step down, you’re out of line”. The CD finishes with Waves. It has banjo and synthesizer, seagull cries and piano, and prefer it’s namesake it simply washes over you.
I’ve been writing about music, in a single type or one other, for 20+ years. Not a lot of something surprises me anymore. I used to be gobsmacked with Moontricks. I do not know if this type will catch on and we’ll begin listening to others constructing on what Gurley and Rodman have created right here. However in case you thirst for one thing new which you could take heed to again and again, it’s best to get immersed in Currents.