Saturday 19 October 2019

Regal Worm - Use And Ornament (2013)

The debut album from this one man band from England.

The band is Jarrod Gosling from Henry Fool. He contributes with all kinds of tangent based instruments, bass, guitars, drums, studio effects, glockenspiel, mouth harp, xylophone and vocals.

He is supported by numerous other musicians who contributes woodwinds, violin, harp, guitars and vocals.

Regal Worm is a strange name who perfectly reflects what this project gives us on this one hour long album.

The album is everywhere. Mostly as a Vaudeville and avant-garde light album. There is also a lot of electronica here. There is even some zeuhl here.

There is a lot of curious ideas and madness on this album. There are also some interesting ideas.

We get a blend of female vocals, woodwinds, some guitar solos and electronic wizzardry.

There is no great piece of music here. Not everything here is good either. But there is enough good stuff here to make this an interesting, good hour of music.

This album is not everybody's cup of tea. It is still a good album who offers up enough quirkiness to top up your quirkiness box for a while.   

3 points


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