Unearthed: Galapagoose- Commitments
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A Responsible Experimentation
Okay, if we were to tell you that Galapagoose recorded his debut LP Commitments in just six weeks, you'd probably think we were crazy. We didn't even believe it. If there's one thing that's readily obvious about this record, it's that it sounds like each note, drum hit, swell, sample... everything was meticulously placed. It's undeniable that a careful attention to detail was had, but that takes an incredible amount of time, especially when the result is something of this caliber.
With the crunched time frame in mind, a more dedicated listen was in order. One thing really jumped out at us: the Melbourne-based outfit redefines genres on this record. The beats, admittedly, are sloppy, or rough to say the least, and drudge along effortfully, but that's the record's point. It's meant to be a little bit of a struggle, and he exploits that struggle to redefine the genre with which he chooses to play. Speaking of which, the Goose borrows from many on this record, oscillating from style to style, making the entire record a veritable smorgasbord of contrasting and unnerving grooves. Basically, Commitments is the epitome of an experimental record, and in typical Galapagooseian fashion, Trent Gill takes the familiar and then reminds you why it can sometimes be cool.
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