Greg Dalton (aka Gary War) is been back in Massachusetts, after spending years working on his music down in twin Isles of Kiwi. Since returning he has popped up in the amazing psych duo, Dalthom (along with Sunburned's Rob Thomas), and even played with the legendary Bobb Trimble on a live Burger cassette, but Gaz Forth is the first new Gary War LP in over 5 years. Recorded with long-time collaborator, Daniel Rineer, as well as Robert Cathart III (Pigeons), Jeremy Pisani (Red Favorite), Kris Thompson (Abunai, Trimble), Clementine Nixon (Purple Pilgrims) and John Moloney (Sunburned), Gaz Forth hearkens back to some of the left-field pop amalgamations Dalton had a hand in when he worked with Ariel Pink back in the early-2000s.
Synths ripple at the edge of everything like space pistols fired into the face of Giorgio Moroder, there's the kind of mellotron/harmony-vocal blend one associates with Deram-era Moodies, and the guitars blast out bubble-psych-readymades like runaway teenagers with scrips for Ketamine. There's much less of a hypnagogic synth-pop approximation on Gaz Forth than has been noted on earlier Gary War records, but the futurist space squeedle remains part of his bad-ass and trademarked sound. Gaz Forth is far and away the finest slab yet released by Gary War. High bore post-garage freakery of the largest available gauge.