God's Trashmen Sent to Right the Mess: Vinyl LPKR51
Label: Kit Records
Release Date: 10th June
What a charming record, the sort of record decades from now will be dusted off as a 'grail' or whatever term we're overusing in 30 years. This has a lofi bedroom jazz sound, recorded live to tape, it feels in the moment, it feels intimate but it doesn't want to be in the room alone, it's got a swing but also an avant garde psych pop and an of-the-moment punkness. One of those records that there's so much to like but you can't pinpoint what?
For those who dig: lofi jazz pop, avant garde punk, Arthur Russell, Gallic pop...
Belgian / New York supergroup Fievel Is Glauque comprises of jazz keyboard auteur Zach Phillips, angel-voiced singer / rapper Ma Clément, and whichever other virtuosic noodlers happen to be slumped about the place.
Their cult tape "God's Trashmen Sent to Right the Mess" is a sprawling epic of pop, hip-hop and country inspired jazz arrangements. 20 tracks that form a jenga tower of expertly placed jazz chords, interlocking, sliding and collapsing with a short and sharp punk sensibility - all recorded live to tape.
Recommended if you like Arthur Russell's heart-on-sleeve wonky horn arrangements, or the infectious home-made jazz-hop of Louis Cole. We've pressed 300 copies of "Trashmen" to vinyl, and we don't expect them to stick around for long.