Tuesday 27 August 2013

Larry Gus - The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

Musical genres; if we can't pigeonhole something then we just make up a new category entirely. Artists and some fans get very annoyed with music being put into categories like this, but in truth it's the easiest way to describe to someone what a song sounds like. Unless we were to review this single from Larry Gus using sheet music and lyrics then we run the risk of sounding pretentious and trying to be artistic ourselves. Us being artistic has never been, and never will be the point of this site. We're here to review the tunes, to find the best tracks and throw them out onto the net in the hope that people listen to them and get out and buy the damn things. So genres come in very handy indeed.

'The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)' doesn't really fit any categorization except perhaps "alternative", which is pretty meaningless. You can pluck out elements of soul, of indie, of electro-pop, of krautrock... of lots of things. So unless we grab a thesaurus an come out with a load of mumbo-jumbo then it's difficult to describe the music we're hearing. So it's lucky that this whole internet thing allows us to embed streams and videos so that you can listen to the songs yourself. Bradford Fox features in the video below, so take a listen, see if you can spot him, and then do what every NME journalist dreams of: come up with a ridiculous new genre name so that you can feel all self-important, and leave it in the comments box below. We'll start, and we'll call it "music".

Larry Gus' website

Buy the album

Catch him live:

MON 16 SEP Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, US
SAT 28 SEP London Fields Brewery, London, UK

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