Sunday, December 28, 2008
The Kicker Knot - Ghost Mouth of the Clouds (USA 2008)
From Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, comes the one man band project by the name of THE KICKER KNOT. The music is "some lo-fi bedroom psychedelic progressive folk ... that i made in my very own bedroom", so the man himself.
"Ghost Mouth of the Clouds" was almost completely recorded by him alone – with just a little help from his brother and a friend (horns on "eisenhower highway") and a big group of friends for the choral vocals (on "iron helps us play").
I don't know if THE KICKER KNOT knows "Corky's Debt to His Father", the weird, but rather charming solo album of MAYO THOMPSON of RED KRAYOLA/PERE UBU fame from 1970, but anyway, his music and the singing style somehow remind me exactly of that record (that in fact I love very much; so this is meant as a big compliment)! Probably it is even a little bit more fun to listen to than THOMPSON's record...
In any case a very original work that deserves to get heard by any serious psych-folk collector.
THE KICKER KNOT - Ghost Mouth Of The Clouds (USA 2008)
(mp3-zip, 12 tracks, 35 min, 54,7 MB, artwork incl.)