Sam Goldberg – Kiss Me While I Excuse the Sky

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[ Unifactor, 2016 ]

Dynamic guitar vs. synth duels set in a nostalgic retrofuturistic arena. Cleveland’s Sam Goldberg presents his new tape on fresh label Unifactor, who apparently have a weird fetish of slapping mouth and eye emojis all over tropical bird illustrations. Whatever floats their boat, I guess. Back to the point: Sam Goldberg’s new tape reeks of Cluster (and maybe Harmonia?), with its syrupy drum machines and lazy, relaxed riffs that recall the completely stoned aesthetics of Blues Control (circa 2007), who also blended spaced-out electric guitar riffs with smokey trippertronics. Sometimes the guitar gets the first place in the mix and manages to emanate a nearly religious ambience not unlike Roy Montgomery. Deep riffs for the deeply affected. Recommeded!

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