Highly eclectic art pop from Esopus magazine. Features The Mountain Goats, Kevin Blechdom (ex Blectum From Blechdom), Britta Phillips (Luna), and 9 others. From the one-sheet: “Esopus invited 12 musicians to pick a work of visual art they recalled as having been significant to them at some point in their lives and use it as inspiration for a song.” Play with other music from any of these artists. FCC clean. Start with 8, 10, 11, 12.
1. Cadence Weapon: Electronic hip-hop. Male vocals. Slightly creepy & psychedelic. Ends with percussionless figure.
2. Jim White: Dreamy folk. Male vocals. Guitar and slide banjo.
3. The Mountain Goats: High energy indie folk. Male vocals + acoustic guitar.
4. Alina Simone: Fraught female vocals plus minimal guitar and a sprinkling of electronics.
5. Josephine Foster: Slow (synthetic) chamber pop featuring synth harp. Fuzzy, very quiet operatic vocals (female).
6. Autoparty: Upbeat but dark dance synthpop. Male/female duet vocals.
7. Meg Murray: Bluesy, jazzy ballad. Female vocals plus synthetic percussion.
==> 8. Sankofa: Hip-hop, male vocals. Heavy beat and fluttery synth.
9. Jesus Licks: Surrealistic gospel folk, angelic female vocals.
==> 10. Kevin Blechdom: Intense, busy sound collage. Apocalyptic and silly.
==> 11. Grasshopper With The O.C.D. Bottle Factory: Smokey surf noir. Instrumental. Muted trumpet, synth, and surf guitar.
==> 12. Britta Phillips: Quirky pop. Female vocals. Bass guitar and synths.