Keepaway Black Flute
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

Bubbly, aromatic riffs, giddy vocals, and the occasional foray into Foley-level beat creation makes Keepaway's Black Flute the strangest, somehow captivating sonic journey of the year so far. The band earned some buzz with the perfect catchy fusion of electronic goof and indie swagger on "Yellow Wings," which was on just about every CMJ 2010 mixtape, but maintaining that delicate balance of synthetic and organic is no easy task, let alone for an entire LP. Luckily, the aged Keepaway has found a more suitable level of quirk, slowed down their pace a bit, and do their noises really well on Black Flute.

At once fluidly funky and awkward, the high-pitched refrains and 808 steel-drum beats give the whole thing a tropical feel. Although the songs tend to vary in texture, some of the production feels a bit thin, more like a bedroom pop project than a full studio recording flush with noise-- it's actually these moments that humanize the record, and make those freak-surf waves of strange synthetic mush accessible.







Comments

Hot Baeble Videos
Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

Shovels and Rope live at Baeble HQ

Shovels and Rope live at Baeble HQ

LOLO live at Baeble HQ

LOLO live at Baeble HQ

Kayla Brianna live at The Bell House

Kayla Brianna live at The Bell House

Dr. Dog live at The Parish

Dr. Dog live at The Parish

Starboy ft. Daft Punk

Starboy ft. Daft Punk

Sara Bareilles live at Sleep No More

Sara Bareilles live at Sleep No More

Bright Light Bright Light live at Baeble HQ

Bright Light Bright Light live at Baeble HQ

Great Good Fine Ok live at Industry City

Great Good Fine Ok live at Industry City

Childish Gambino live at Rockwood Music Hall

Childish Gambino live at Rockwood Music Hall

© 2016 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.