Lovemonk Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
The name Wild Honey would suggest a Beach Boys influence and the laid back grooves of their ‘Friends’ album is certainly evident but these laid back summery songs more recall Astrud Gilberto having a party round Stereolab’s house. The fact that Sean O Hagan (High Llamas) is on arrangement duties should tell you all you need to know.
Bart Davenport’s eerie croon meets Los Angeles D.I.Y. synth duo Peaking Lights and their restless experimentalism. His dreamy MOR melodies are well suited to the duo’s dub remix treatment and the whole 10” vinyl has a creepy psych vibe, like it has been left outside in the sun too long. For those who liked the recent Davenport record and those who thought it could be a bit weirder too.
Since 2001, Bart Davenport has released ten albums, some with the bands Honeycut and Incarnations, but mostly as when solo artist. He has genre-hopped in this time too, from blues to soft rock to mod. Physical World seems to tie together all these strands to make a true Bart Davenport album.
Physical World is available on vinyl LP with download code and CD.