Goat are a mysterious collective from the remote village of Korpolombolo in the dark forests of Sweden, a place apparently haunted by a voodoo curse dating back centuries. The legend may well be hogwash but there is something mystical brewing on Goat’s debut album. ‘World Music’ is an astonishing listen – a seething mix of samba beats, Afro-Kraut rock grooves and decidedly nasty psychedelia. It’s as if Spacemen 3 swallowed Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ and projectile-vomited nine nuggets of joy. ‘Disco Fever’ is booty-shaking filth, while ‘Let It Bleed’ is a sizzling, horn-laden funk workout reminiscent of Parliament at their most deranged. A brilliant and intoxicating record.
Words by John Freeman