We’re getting into the tail end of 2014, which means that it’s the time of year for all of those websites and magazines to start churning out their retrospective “Best Movies/Music/Books/Tech/Drugs/Penis Enlarging Equipment…” lists.
It also means that I’m trying to post some of the many songs from 2014 that I’ve found, just in case a few of them happen to be suddenly featured everywhere and for the artists to get big and famous; thus disqualifying them from inclusion.
So here’s the first – which has been bumped up my list for the sole reason that I saw it on Time Out’s best albums of 2014 list today. It’s Hide From The Sun by Swedish experimental psych-rock band Goat and it’s a glorious tune.
There’s an awful lot of LSD-inspired 70s trip rock going on here, kind of like if Jefferson Airplane had gotten seriously mashed at a Timothy Leary sit in and set off on a mushroom-fuelled musical journey. It’s bold, squelchy guitars and bass, mixed with some impressive sitar and a bunch of soulful wailing/singing over the top. It’s an East meets West, by way of ancient Babylonia, sort of vibe and I like it. A lot.
So yeah – here it is, presented before any more of those pesky music mags start to include it in their 2014 run-downs. Hope you like it.