Don't forget the umlauts!
Sometimes the whole collage thing gets a little precious. Most of the time, actually. But Bür Gür (Corbin Clarke and Makan Negahban) keeps its sound streamlined and simple, leaving addictively trippy songs in its wake.
Yes, I know, the name of the band should have warned me. The creative ferment is impressive, but this is fun music, first and foremost. If you can't find a smile after a few seconds, then you should consider getting screened for depression.
I'm sorry. My descriptions have been far too vague. These songs feature a simple, unifying, midtempo beat, an assortment of sounds and instrumentation and vocals that tend toward the sing-songy. The sort of sound that ought to annoy--except that it's way too charming.
Maybe this is simply happy music for music critics. I have to cop that much. But I'm thinking Bür Gür has a lot more appeal than that. There's too much joy for just a few ears.
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