Friday's Stuff We Like
Krakatau - Water Near a Bridge (Mixed Color Vinyl)
Trouble in Mind Records is one of the few record labels that I will blindly purchase any of their releases and not be disappointed. They proved this earlier in the year with their Morgan Delt and Klaus Johann Grobe releases, which came out of nowhere and provided a much-needed boost in music I’ve enjoyed this year. Their recent wave of releases featuring Soft Walls and Krakatau have yet to weaken my faith in their label.
Krakatau is a three-piece band from Australia consisting of organ, bass and drums (no guitars found here). The music that they create is like a time machine that transports you to the early 70’s that somewhat sets the tone for a hypothesized far off future. The album features cosmic drones and sounds you might often hear in sci-fi movie soundtracks before exploding into deep prog-rock jams. It is amazing what this band can pull off without guitars and is made up for with interesting and smart uses of electronic sounds. Highly recommended.
– Josh Steinberg