Boletes ☂ Khaki
~Headlights aimed at the carsick horizon~
If you didnt know(I didnt) a Bolete is a general species of mushroom.
Boletes aka Roy Gornall is a unique human being from Edinburgh, Scotland who makes a particularly odd brand of atmospheric folk or “freak folk”(haven’t heard that term in a while).
Admittedly “Khaki” is a slight departure from his other material but I’ve been listening to a lot of Mascis and Barlow related garage/folk stuff over the weekend so this track seemed the most fitting for me to post.
I love how sullen and downtrodden it feels; like you gulped down a fistful of pills for the walk home, washed it down with some whiskey but never made it past the trailing blurry hinterlands your mind created somewhere along the way.
Heartfelt glum chord progressions, trudging drums and strange but very inventive experimental vocal takes in this song make “Khaki” the crowning jewel of Boletes’ debut album “FLAWS” for me.
The album shows a lot of heart but for me can falls short at times.. Which generally I would find fault with but in Boletes’ case and the aptly titled album “FLAWS” makes these little imperfections oddly poetic. It makes me think that Roy Garnall might be one of those musicians who fearlessly leaps into action without being phased by whatever second guesses might be buzzing around in his head.
He definitely seems to be one of those musicians who shows improvement every album he makes by correcting many(if not all) his previous short comings and flaws in previous attempts.
In this day and age these are the types of musicians that learn to persevere and continue to grow as artists as opposed to just fizzle out creatively after their first clash with the infamous “buzz”.
Here’s one more of the stellar tracks from FLAWS entitled “Creature”
Boletes - FLAWS - 02 Creature by boletes
It’s kind of an odd mix but it seems that you can catch Boletes opening for Unicorn Kid in June. For details follow the Boletes tumblr, and check out his bandcamp and soundcloud
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Boletes ☂ Khaki
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