Good Willsmith: HausLive 2: Good Willsmith at Sleeping Village, 4​/​25​/​2019 (Hausu Mountain, 2021)

February 24, 2021 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Good Willsmith: HausLive 2: Good Willsmith at Sleeping Village, 4​/​25​/​2019

Good Willsmith started off this year with this live tape of a 2019 gig, and it’s instantly my favorite release by them. Really inventive incorporation of drum machine rhythms and colorful, joyous, heartfelt melodies, yet still coming from a jammy psych-rock background. The first track is just really expressive, melodic, and even danceable, and it’s just really delightful. “The Burning Orphanage Sidequest” is more twisted, more angular, noisier, more technological, and just a tad bit scary, but still the right sort of challenging. “Third Eyebrow” is a bit similar but funky and polyrhythmic, mixing up wah-wah guitar effects, Zappa-style percussive escapades, and motorik trance rhythms without biting off more than they can chew. It retains the looseness and spontaneity of their other releases, and the bootleg-style presentation keeps it underground while documenting a unique, special happening.

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