The Hippo

HOME| ADVERTISING| CONTACT US|

 
Nov 17, 2018







NEWS & FEATURES

POLITICAL

FOOD & DRINK

ARTS

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

POP CULTURE



BEST OF
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISING
CONTACT US
PAST ISSUES
ABOUT US
MOBILE UPDATES
LIST MY CALENDAR ITEM


Cipher, Above the Clouds (Nub Music)




Cipher, Above the Clouds (Nub Music)
Cd Reviews: January 28, 2016

01/28/16
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Cipher, Above the Clouds (Nub Music) 

Second album from Krish Ghosal, a self-taught psych-tech experimentalist from India who’s becoming somewhat prolific, an easy thing to occur when the format is as ad-hoc as this seems to be; this project has all the earmarks of a limited musician with a lot to get off his mental plate. “Flee From Society” is the most coherent track, sort of like Massive Attack as envisioned by Charles Mingus, but from there he starts adding sloppy, cymbal-splashed drums that may or may not have a rhythmic purpose. Maybe he’s as clever as Burial; I don’t have the time to dissect it for that. But that’s actually a good thing. I didn’t detest it — a method emerges that does bespeak general 20-something angst, a certain outer chaos tempered by his deadpan Crash Test Dummies-style baritone and a stubborn adherence to chill. He states that Pink Floyd and the whole Flower Power thing drive his stuff, which may be true, but it actually comes off as unrehearsed glitch with discombobulated hip-hop beats. Very odd, but not at all unlistenable.





®2018 Hippo Press. site by wedu