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Review: 'LORD GRAY'
'Gray Gardens'   

-  Label: 'BB ISLAND/ Shellshock'
-  Genre: 'Folk' -  Release Date: '29th September 2017'

Our Rating:
Micah Blaichman from Queens, New York transformed himself into a Lord to align himself with the cool names of artists of old calypso music and youth was added as "a commodity that we worship today above all else".

This might suggest that his music is light-hearted, carefree and danceable. It is none of these things.

"A cowboy's life's for me" he declares hopefully on Someone Was Singing Hi Ho Silver but the tongue-in-cheek genre tag 'apr&egarve;s-garde' (as opposed to avant) signifies an artist who is more than content not to be riding out in front but happy to be found somewhere carrying up the rear.

His songs are sardonic, cynical, poetic, dreamy and sad. He wrote them all except What's That Sound? which is by Feral Foster and, perhaps significantly, is the most dynamic piece.

The rest is fairly noirish as though composed during the twilight hours with no high expectations that anyone would be inclined to listen to them.

It's a long way from youthful calypso but also gloomily pleasant.

Lord Youth's website
  author: Martin Raybould

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LORD GRAY - Gray Gardens