Tuesday, April 7, 2009

See Monkeys


I've always had something of a sweet tooth. I'm not aware if a related condition of 'sweet ear' exists - but if it does, I've got it. The symptoms being bending and buckling at the knee over honey-coloured chords, Milky Bar harmonies and butterscotch pop - almost entirely the type of confection Evolved Monkey excel at.

Sketching comparisons and contextual references is almost a disservice to Evomons intimate but open air sound and breezy rhythms. Although if pushed - suggesting they've cross-pollinated the slow melting melodies of Macca, Brian Wilson, Andy Partridge, Ben Folds and Jellyfish (with a small echo of The Charlatans) layered them on a bed of trip-pop backbeats and the space-age acoustics of Air or Goldfrapp all of which waft on the gently swelling drift of Yacht Rock - wouldn't be unfair..

There's not many albums I can play several times on the bounce and still want to reach for the repeat button - but weighing in at a perfect 40 minutes of well balanced and buffed quality pop, Project Messy is a selection box that's almost impossible to resist revisiting for a second helping

Evolved Monkey - Naked Lady





Recommended Reading..

Evolved Monkey website

Evolved Monkey MySpace

12 comments:

bobbi said...

it really is a superb album - a perfect soundtrack to the summer..

Cocktails said...

Well, with that description I just had to listen! It's great, isn't it?

Perfect lazy summery melodies sweeping over you... pity I'm at work...

Planet Mondo said...

Is that the Bobbi I think it is - it couldn't be! Could it?

I only found out about them on Friday Cocktails, a bloke I work with casually mentioned some ex-Uni mates of his 'do some music'. Checked the myspace, website and became instantly hooked. Grabbed the album from Amazon on Friday and it's been on perma-play ever since.

It is gorgeous, original and feels as roomy as a widescreen horizon of say the Beta Band but as cosy as a close mic'd live performance - try taste testing via the amazon link there's sound samples for every track..

The album has Rodgers and Hammerstein style string arrangements, Bruce Lee samples and even a spot of polite-rap. It's the best £6.99 I've spent this year.

Keith said...

Wow! That was definitely some description. It really made me wanna check this out. I thought it was wonderful. I've never heard of them so this was quite a treat. Thanks.

Planet Mondo said...

I got a bit buzzed up and carried away Keith - I may post another tune later (perhaps the Bruce Lee one?)

Simon said...

If you've not listened to it go and search out Good Humor by Saint Etienne. Most of their stuff is the sound of spring/summer, but this particular album sounds like the Ets are backed by Alan Hawkshaw and is very late 60s early 70s easy meets groovy.

Planet Mondo said...

Funny you should mention the St E's Simon - I'm posting a new Lazy Sunday 'spring collection' mix this coming Sunday. One of the tunes featured is Saint Etienne, but not from Good Humor...

Simon said...

I'm just writing an Ets post. Must be the weather!

Furtheron said...

Melancoly - is that the right description?

Planet Mondo said...

Simon - downloaded Good Humor, I'll be taking it on my hol's next week.

F-Ron
Yes optomistic melancholy (in places) would nail it.

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