Gudjohr, the solo project of the very talented Kips Golden from Brighton, is out with a very promising musical experience to kick 2016 off. Zed Songs, Part 1 and 2 is a collection of songs written by him (and Tor Sanderson and Jack Harvey on a couple of tracks) over the last 5 years, which is amply clear once you listen to them, courtesy the wide range of musical styles and moods in there. You are taken on a beautiful musical journey with beautiful percussion work, moodishly good strumming and peaty vocals which complement the feeling perfectly like a good single malt does. What I especially like is the way the lyrics are written and how themes described in an earlier track are revisited with more evolved emotions, sometimes more obviously intense and sometimes peppered with wry humour. Some of these are works of pure genius like the sample below:
I can fall in and out of style.
In a way that makes you smile.
In a way that makes you mine.
For a while.
Who knew time could be so cruel?
So without further ado, please have a listen and support the artiste by purchasing 🙂