ALBUM REVIEW: Bhajan Bhoy – Bless Bless | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Wormer Bros. Records

Released: 05.06.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better known for his work in acts like trans-national post-punk/dub collective King Champion Sounds and the noisy dream pop of Deutsche Ashram (who released their superb second album Whisper Om earlier this year), Bless Bless marks a solo debut for multi-instrumentalist Ajay Saggar under the name Bhajan Bhoy.

A couple of guest turns from guitarist Prana Crafter and vocalist Holly Habstritt Gaal aside, this meditative collection finds Saggar stretching out to explore more minimal textures within his fascination for kosmische and shoegaze (David Pearce’s work as Flying Saucer Attack is a suitable comparison). The pulses underlining tracks like Stuck In A Barrel and Polar Wind may stand out on first listen, but it’s on the likes of repetitive, starstruck synth exploration Magicho that the most profound moments lie.

 

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