Thursday, June 9, 2016

Backyard – The Backyard EP (2013)

  • DIY 
  • New Weird Indonesia 
  • Free folk 
  • Indie folk 
  • Lo-fi 
  • Drone folk 
  • Folk indie 
  • Weird folk 
  • Art folk

Comment: First of all, I am wondering about the discrepancy between the heard gentle sonic progressions and the size of the Indonesian combo Backyard, which consists of five members who play different instruments. Otherwise I would have thought of it as an one-man project. The combo’s 4-notch issue chimes truly enchantingly at its cute interface of lo-fi, melodica-driven droning, and folk-ish evolvements. Additionally to those dropping glockenspiel chords and guitar keys and the aforementioned drones one could enjoy the singer’s singing in English being coated with the strong accent of one of those native languages. At times he is being accompanied by a female coo. That`s charming. Charming naivety. Just cast a glance at the cover print. One could readily imagine a group of people sitting a back of a house in the garden just drinking a kind of quality tea and chatting and in overall spending time effortlessly on a Sunday. On a sunshiny, happy Sunday. And listening to this handful of DIY inspired tracks, which conveys the precise, mind-provoking impetus to the world. It is not outsider art anymore. Stylistically it might be tagged in that way but substantially it is quite mainstream being hyped up by hipsters. That`s ok. The issue is out from the discography of such prolific label as Indonesian Mindblasting (from noise and post-metal to indie pop and alternative folk). To boost your mind.              
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