Sunday, 15 December 2013
Albums of the Year 2013 #5 - Jagwar Ma - Howlin
Our 5th favourite album of the year. Combining the sound of the late 80’s / early 90’s Madchester scene, 60’s harmonies, psychedelic swirls, sunshine guitar riffs, samples, loops, house and electronica, Howlin by Jagwar Ma is a hypnotically potent beast that will find you grooving your heart away.
Australians Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield have taken elements of the past and reconstructed them into something new. It’s an album that can be enjoyed by pill popping hedonists, indie kids, chilled dudes on the beach in summer and connoisseurs at home on their headphones. From the bleeps, pulses, percussive repeats and reverb laden floating vocal snatches of Four, to the more song based stomping surf rock of Let Her Go, Howlin is a record to get lost in, to dance to and to listen to with a big stupid grin on your face.
Jagwar Ma - The Throw