He’s got the whole world in his hands…
Goat: World Music
Late in the fall I got turned on to this album and it hasn’t left the rotation yet. Goat is a sort of music collective from Northern Sweden, maybe the notion of a band more than a band. Regardless, the music is like your favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor: dense creamy base with a wild mix of tastes and textures swirled together. Pulsing world beats, heavy psychedelic-metal bass and guitar and a little bit of everything else in perfect proportion – with song titles like Goatman, Goathead and Goatlord, World Music is a must-listen.
Spotify: Goat – World Music
Debo Band: Debo Band
If the first track, Akala Wube, on Debo Band’s self-titled debut doesn’t grab you by your ears and pull you in for the rest of the album, I’ll buy you a Coke. This Boston-based group has a root in classic Ethiopian “Golden Age” funk music, like someone formed a perfect snowball of Afro pop. But as that snowball rolled down the mountain it seemed to pick up mass from music from all over the world culminating in this overwhelming avalanche of sound.
Spotify: Debo Band – Debo Band