Goat It's Time for Fun / Relax on 7" Vinyl + Download
Goat return with a brand new single, their first new music since the critically-acclaimed second album Commune, which was released in September 2014 on Sub Pop. The winter months following that release saw the band return to their village of Korpilombolo in Sweden to start anew on fresh material, and this two-track single collects the first fruits of this work.
However, these two songs were not recorded in their native land - instead Goat decided to hit the studio on a recent excursion to the Americas. The A-side, "It's Time for Fun" was recorded in New York while the B-side, "Relax," was committed to posterity in Sao Paolo. New York seems a fitting location for the recording of "It's Time for Fun" as the spirit of ESG and early-80s No Wave runs through the skittering drum machines, dubby bass lines, fuzzy synth and the haunted chants of the vocals.
Its flip-side "Relax" mainlines a similar vibe, yet this reflective instrumental marries Future Days like drum machine, tribal percussion, grooved-out bass and a fan-driven organ solo that gyrates elegantly in a manner akin to a North African Heldon or Fripp & Eno.