RSS feed RSS Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook 15 Questions 15 Questions

Mike Gibbons: Marigolds - The Bangkok Sessions

img  Tobias Fischer
article image

Sounding like a more controlled Conor Oberst, Gibbons often comes off a bit loud over this strummy Americana-rock, but the tunes themselves make up for any questions about the mixing levels.

Perhaps one reason his lines are so adamant is a psychic need to be heard over the Red Shirt violence going on in Bangkok, where this album was recorded; he apparently had to change his jogging route due to warnings of sniper fire on civilians. Oddly enough, his lyrics gravitate to the inner rather than outer, focusing on guilt, zen, things like this.

But either way, after sitting through this entire LP, I can honestly say I haven’t met a Gibbons tune I didn’t like, all of them what you’d hear from a more straightforward and less depressing Band of Horses.

By Eric Saeger

Homepahe: Mike Gibbons

Related articles

flag
V.A.: "Erased Tapes Collection II"
Plenty of hay to make: ...
2010-04-23
flag
CD Feature/ Tom James Scott: "School & Rivers"
Mastery of execution: An alternative ...
2009-03-10
flag
CD Feature/ Sebastien Roux & Greg Davis: "Merveilles"
Gradual intellectual understanding and simple ...
2009-01-20
flag
LP Feature/ Sand Snowman: "I'm not Here"; "The Twilight Game"
Instruments take over: Delicate acoustic ...
2009-01-16
flag
CD Feature/ Aidan Baker: "Scalpel"
Layers of acoustic guitars shifting ...
2008-03-12

Partner sites

ad