Thursday, 18 June 2009

The Mountain Goats & Kaki King - Black Pear Tree EP

This EP came about from a tour between The Mountain Goats and Kaki King, and can be difficult to come across. This, a cohesive collaboration between two artists, isn't an entirely serious affair, and you can tell the pair of them are enjoying working together, with playful titles such as 'Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle'. Kaki King's virtuosity lifts Darnielle's compositions to a newer, more interesting level, leaving behind the 3-chord folk that occasionally caused some of his work to become grating. A tight little release, with plenty to be enjoyed on it.


Francisco Maia said...

you know, I really like the descriptions in this blog. They are always spot on

Matt Stevens said...

Kaki king is awesome - wonderful musician