New cosmic afrobeat vibes from Korpilombolo.
Goat is the most fun I’ve ever had listening to a band. Thank you Sweden for this psychedelic afrobeat rock present – and for Köttbullar.
Their fancy masks and outfits already say a lot about their background: based in Gothenburg, Sweden, they claim their project originated from a long-running collective of townspeople in Korpilombolo, a small village in the northeast of Sweden. The members of the band presumably started making music as small kids, drawing inspiration from their “bewitched” village. Christian Johansson, the band’s only identified member claims that Goat started over 30 years ago and never released any album before.
Nobody seems to know whether this is true or if it’s part of the band’s marketing strategy, but does it really matter? Here’s something that matters: Korpilombolo sounds more like a Senegalese town to me, and it makes so much sense when you listen to this new track, which somehow has a slight sub-Saharan touch to it.
The band signed with Rocket Recordings and Stranded Records in 2012 for their 1st album release World Music. A psychedelic and shape-shifting record which got everyone very excited. They started touring and performing in prestigious venues while always wearing masks and costumes to strengthen the mystery around their origins, and give a theatrical and ritualistic side to their performances. Two years later, the psychedelic unit released Commune, which was very well received by the international music scene. They have since been in the business of 7-inch releases. Last year, they gave us “It’s Time For Fun”. They’ve now blessed us with a new one: “I sing In Silence”.
I sing in silence by Goat is available on Itunes and Spotify: http://lnk.to/ISingInSilence.