7 Aug 2018
Introducing the debut album by Goatman
We are very excited to announce 'Rhythms' – the debut album by Goatman, the new solo project by one of the mysterious members from the Swedish collective GOAT. The album is released on 12 October but you can hear the first track to be revealed 'Jaam Ak Salam' above.
The album is available in four different ltd edition versions:
Pale Green/Purple splatter can be preordered now from Bandcamp via link below. Then there will be 'Pink/Black' swirl 'Yellow' and 'Black' vinyl editions that will be available in all good record shops. Each one is ltd.
Preorder Ltd splatter LP: Bandcamp
Read what Clash Magazine and Hymn say about Goatman here: Clash Magazine Hymn
The press release reads:
Rhythms is the debut album by Goatman, a new solo project by one of the mysterious members from the Swedish collective GOAT.
Recorded in GOAT’s northern Swedish home town of Korpilombolo in late 2017 - the 6 tracks on Rhythms reveal a true collision of African Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Gospel and Psych, but all put through the famous GOAT filters.
Rhythms is a very apt title for the album as each track is an exploration of the ‘groove’. From the Fela Kuti‘esqe drums and horns jam of Jaam Ak Salam, to the frantic gospel-jazz of Carry the Load. From the fuzzed Can via the ‘Bristol sound’ track of Hum Bebass Nahin, to the cinematic, Spacemen 3‘esqe drones of the album closer Baaneexu. The end result is quite an astonishing and very unique album, like what you would expect from an album made by a member of GOAT – an album that is hard to put your finger on, but one that you will keep revisiting, the more it’s sounds reveals itself.
Goatman plays all the instruments on the album bar some additional drums by Hanna Östergren from fellow Swedish bands Hills and Träd, Gräs & Stenar, and an added horn section courtesy of Johan Asplund, David Byström.
One of the standout highlights of the album though is the collection of great guest vocalists Goatman has enlisted. Tracks Jaam Ak Salam and Aduna feature the very special voice of Senegalese singer Seydi Mandoza. You will also hear the vocals of Swedish based singers Amanda Werne on Carry the Load and Amerykhan on Hum Bebass Nahin.
Goatman’s passion for traditional and contemporary music from around the world can be clearly heard when listening to Rhythms. The level of authenticity and willingness for exploration that Goatman has captured truly shows a fanatical respect for the music he is greatly influenced by.
But at the end of the day, Rhythms is an album that has a sole purpose, and that is for to you to enjoy, dance and have fun too!