Sunday, December 4, 2016

Review : Phantom Phunk - Arboles Ossific

Phantom Phunk - Arboles Ossific (2016) Independent
Produced by Phantom Phunk
Tracks : 1.Snowy in Florida 2.Sip of wine 3.The unheard spirit symphony 4.Gateways 5.Hey there 6.Looping 7.Brother´s keeper 8.Distant kaleidoscopes 9.Tommy´s cosmic avocado 10.Jungle crunch
2 out of 5

Tampa, Florida is the home for Phantom Phunk but it could just as well be Mars. Is this my first encounter with extra-terrestrial music?
There are moments when I listen to their debut album "Arboles Ossific" that doesn´t make any sense at all and in other moments, it´s as clear as ice.
They describe their sound as indie-graveyard pop which totally suits these crazy tunes but to get a full picture of Phantom Phunk´s original sound, I´d like to add post-punk, 60´s pop and slightly jazzy garage-prog as a complete package.
The music might seem a bit complex and it´s certainly not made for family television series, but this band is definitely unique and quite cool at the same time so I can´t say it´s crap either.
If I didn´t know better, I would believe this is the first record from a supergroup of Serj Tankian (System of a Down), David Byrne (Talking Heads), Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and Damon Albarn (Blur).
In my world, the album title Arboles Ossific is another meaning for Strange sounds from outer space.

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