For fans of Animal Collective/Panda Bear, Daughn Gibson, the psychedelic side of Caribou.
It’s safe to say that not many people have friends that are willing to set up a record label just for you to get your music published. Graham Hill (Roman Ruins) has that friend. Hunter Mack, an artist come record label owner, set up Gold Robot Records in 2007 just so he could release his friend’s material and things have been working out well since.
Earlier on this year on Gold Robot Records, Hill released his debut album ‘Homebuilding’, a smooth, lush recording where cuts are taken from many cloths resulting in a beautifully crafted collage quilt of sound. ‘Homebuilding’ is one of the easiest start to finish listens you will encounter this year as the all tracks blend together perfectly, the seams are tightly sealed, no gaps or blank spaces here. It’s hard to even comprehend the possibility as the tracks somehow effortlessly glide from tribal epics to Caribou-esque electronic wonders, not forgetting through 80’s bubbling synth jams to sprawling, delicate ambient pieces. Again it’s hard to comprehend, but Hill pulls all this off with style, elegance and finesse resulting in a right gem of a debut record, he’s off to a pretty good start! Good entry points are ‘Mighty Love’, ‘Lights out’ and ‘Mother’s Day’ but obviously this is one best experienced as a whole.