This is not music criticism. On this blog, you will only read about music we like.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Kane Strang - Blue Cheese
Dunedin, New Zealand's Kane Strang in one of the artists we have been following for a while. He creates melodic guitar pop with layers of sound that render the compositions full, yet unfussy. You can detect a strain of historic Dunedin guitar pop, but there are more psychedelic and dream pop touches and nary a hint of punk. Kane's debut LP, Blue Cheese, is available now as a digital download on Bandcamp, It consists of nine well conceived and individualistic songs that bear the mark of a true pop craftsman. By turns dark and mysterious (e.g. the opener "Web Web") and buoyant (e.g. "What's Wrong?") the album lays down a fulsome soundtrack that begs to be played loudly. And because it is over in 25 minutes, it begs, and deserves, to be replayed.