drawing from a whole new musical palette - including a variety of Afghani instruments – malkmus has hit on an invigorating concoction of spiritual folk hallucinations.
his third solo LP without the Jicks (or Pavement), is new phase folk music for new phase folks, with Malkmus as attuned as ever to the rhythms of the ever-evolving lingual slipstream. The resulting record is expansive and thrilling. Alongside gorgeous folk music, there are also occasional bursts of flute-laced swagger, straight-up commune rock (“Xian Man”), and mind-bending fuzz. It’s packed with handmade arrangements, modern folklore, and 10 songs written and performed in his singular voice. The idea escalated within a matter of weeks into a full set of songs, and shortly thereafter into a realised and fully committed album. “beguiling folk-edged explorations; matt Sweeney guests” 9/10 – uncut.
- ACC Kirtan
- Xian Man
- The Greatest Own in Legal History
- Cash Up
- What Kind of Person
- Flowin’ Robes
- Signal Western