Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cagey House – Second Sight (2014)

  • Free folk
  • Weird folk
  • Avant-folk
  • New Weird America
  • Sampledelic
  • Sound collage
  • Art music
Comment: Baltimore-native Dave Keifer aka Cagey House has been a prolific artist issuing at least 15 albums since 1999. He is one of the main icons regarding netlabel based music. A shitloads of records who had issued his outcomes are already disappeared but he is still here to delight the listener. When he started to produce his sound it was formally electronic but chimed rather like a modern indie rock combo. However, later on his sound veered into a haunting, more experimental approach full of haunting art house-y milieus and uncanny but catchy melodies atop. However, his previous one Pistol Vest (2010, MAV 0kbps) seemed to be a turn forward due to more psychedelic and improvised set-ups and soundscapes. And now Second Sight denotes another dodge in stylistic approach of him. Keifer sound has never been so folk-ish, though, heavily, blended with sonic effects, orchestrated glides, warped ambiences, 60 and 70s-alike female singing manner and vowel experiments and electronic ploys. Moreover, his recent approach is minimalistic relied on a couple of sonic algorithms and repetitive, even a little bit autistic samples regarding most of these 7 compositions represented over here. Fairly amusing and relaxing.

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