Absolutely rock-solid, stunning-sounding 12″ ‘instant best of’ comp of goat material, coming via the surefire Japanese label EM Records –
this is highest grade material for the discerning listener.

What we have in our hands here, is the long-awaited, first-ever vinyl release from the Osaka-based band goat. The five tracks being compiled from their debut CD “New Games” (2013) and their second album “Rhythm & Sound” (2015).

The titles of those releases provide a hint: a sense of joyful play within defined structures, and an emphasis on propulsive pulse and a prioritizing of pure percussive sound over melodic content. With guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, goat create music which is unlike any rock band, utilizing harmonics outside standard tonality, as well as clever muting, to craft the intricate, driven, forceful compositions of Koshiro Hino, aka YPY.

goat’s is a singular sound, improvised frenetic rhythms, reined in by weeks of rehearsal, until a monstrous battery emerges.

goat is currently going through a period of new development and further exploration of intertwining patterns of rhythmic repetition; this compilation is the bedrock.

For fans of Don’t DJ, Math Rock, Burnt Friedman, Can, Ndagga, Mark Ernestus… you get the idea.

….Wether you’re a fan of the above or not, this is really rather juicy stuff, we recommend taking not just one sip – gulp it down and fill your throat ’til it spills, then tell us how you feel.

Superbly recorded and mixed by Bunsho Nishikawa.
Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker.
Cover art by Tomoo Gokita,
“this release will be a revelation for your turntable.”

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