A Day at Promenade
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Slackers, punkers, glam rockers and psychedelic nerds don't often stroll down the street together - and certainly not to the same bar. Be it boredom,...
Slackers, punkers, glam rockers and psychedelic nerds don't often stroll down the street together - and certainly not to the same bar. Be it boredom, heartbreak, an empty fridge or just the great weather - something drove them outside today to play blue on "A Day At Promenade". The first solo album by Potsdam multi-instrumentalist and crustacean utopian Martin Mann (long active with the prog band Eat Ghosts), is like best people watching from the corner café: A panorama of characters made sound, sometimes spleeing, sometimes casual, sometimes glamorous, as if the Lemon Twigs and Ty Segall were ordering a crab cocktail together. As Future Prawn, Mann has gathered some of his favourite musicians around him, spent a long time tweaking the songs and bundled his musical experiences into an album that flickers, grooves and surprises at every turn. "A Day At Promenade" is buzzing with eardrum-ripping ideas: Lost West Coast guitars bang across the beach, synthesizers bubble like lava lamps in space and ripped-off breaks reach for earworm riffs with cream on top. Mann poaches in a cheerful DIY manner through all styles whose endorphin release potential has been scientifically proven, and does the only right thing with it: love them very much, pour them into crisp songs and sprinkle them with a neat spade tip of shrimp glitter at the end.
- La Pochette Surprise Records
- June 25, 2021