Goat is releasing their debut album, "World Music", the 10th of October on Stranded Rekords.
For those who are unaware, Goat is a collective of musicians who hail from a small and very remote village in deepest darkest Sweden. Legend has it that for centuries, the inhabitants of the village were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo. This strange and seemingly unlikely activity was apparently introduced into the area after a travelling witch doctor and a handful of her disciples were led to the village by following a cipher hidden within their most sacred of ancient scriptures. The reason it led them there is unknown, but their Voodoo inﬂuence quickly took hold over the whole village and so they made it their home - there, they were able to practice their craft unnoticed and unbothered for several centuries.
This was until their non-Christian ways were discovered by the Church and they were burned out by the crusaders, the survivors cursing the village over their shoulders as they ﬂed.
To this day, the now picturesque village is still haunted by this Voodoo curse; the power of the curse can be felt throughout the grooves of this Goat record.
The nine track album follows the underground success of the now sought after 7” Goatman, which is also included in this selection. The band takes in many inﬂuences, from the Afro groove that is central to the album, through to head nodding psych, post-punk, turkish rock, kraut repetition and astral folk. The band are at present preparing a ritualistic live performance that will be gracing stages across Europe in October, including an appearance at the great Supersonic Festival.
Said about Goat:
"Goatman made me pull my shirt off and start quoting Predator 2: “Voodoo magic. Fucking voodoo magic, man!” - John Doran (TheQuietus)
“The sound of giant crystal meteorites being fired out from the black hole of a new psychedelic mass -INCREDIBLE!” - Cherrystones (Brutal Music)
“Tremendous heavy afro psych funk with killer fuzz-wah guitars, stonking afro percussion and furious afro voice” (Optical Sounds)
“Probably one of the oddest records you'll hear this month but no less great for it, this lil' slice of voodoo-obsessed weirdness features two tracks that merge spiralling psych rock and giddy afrobeat influences to startling effect.” (Rock Sound)
“Best Thing I’ve Heard This Year Thusfar.” (Winewomandasongortwo)
Watch the video for the track Goatman here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swOjaFXnDeA
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