Goat, World Music

Bill Brewster

By Bill Brewster

on 12.03.12 in Reviews

World Music


Drawing mightily from the same retro well as the vaunted Tame Impala, Goat came out of nowhere (or, more accurately, Korpilombolo in northern Sweden) with their joyful and frequently uncategorizable World Music. Nominally Afrocentric in its approach – Fela Kuti and the glittery guitars of highlife heroes Bhundu Boys spring to mind – there’s also a distinct German kosmiche attack, leavened with some delicately psychedelic organ figures (as on “Disc Fever,” the album’s funkiest moment), that combine to provide – what else? – a hearty Goat soup.