In 2012 a strange, masked collective from Sweden called Goat released one of the unexpected and most talked about albums of the year. Mixing heavy fuzz-psych with tribal Afro grooves, head nod funk, the repetitions of krautrock and the pop of post-punk to create something completely unique.
World Music received an avalanche of acclaim with critics, psych heads, outernational crate diggers etc, all left enraptured by its thunderous intensity, conjured from a singular mix of sounds from across the globe.Now, exactly a decade later, Rocket Recordings and the band have decided to dust-off the original recordings of World Music and pass them over to the capable hands of the team at the legendary Abbey Road Studios to remaster the tracks and make them shine like they have never before. The results are better than we could have hoped. New details within the tracks have been revealed and - most importantly - the fuzz is even more explosive than before. You hear every crackle of electricity as it flows through the pedals. World Music’s famous die-cut sleeve has been updated too, the colours of the eye-popping pattern have been reversed from the original, making this package even more desirable. The album is brimming with tracks now seen as ‘classic’ Goat live favourites. Tracks that have been wowing audiences all over the world; the afrobeat stomp of ‘Disco Fever’ , the fuzz abuse of ‘Goathead’, the post-punk groove of ‘Let it Bleed’, the sing-along repetitive pop of ‘Run to your Mama’ ...From the first note to the last, World Music oozes with a sonic confidence rarely seen on a debut album.
Also available on pink vinyl.
Goat - World Music (10th Anniversary Abbey Road Remaster - blue vinyl)