Today see's the release of Rhythms, the debut album by Goatman the new solo project from a member of GOAT.
The album is available in four different ltd edition versions. The Rocket shop version 'Pale Green/Purple splatter' has sold out, but there are 'Pink/Black' swirl 'Yellow' and 'Black' vinyl editions that will be available in all good record shops. Each one is ltd.
Stream the album here: Spotify Apple Music
"A surging, inspiring piece of music that seems to rip itself out of your speakers" Clash Magazine
"Like an Ethiopian jazz record rescued from record store obscurity" Loud and Quiet
"An exploration of groove." Gigwise
"Smouldering 1970s African rock fusion to get you in a groove." Soundblab
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 Nahi'n, 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.