Club Kuru are stuck in the 60s and 70s. And that's okay. The law of nostalgia means we all are eventually. Just ask their tourmates Jungle. Meet Your Maker is the band's second album and delves further into their Neil Young and Shuggie Oates and marijuana catalysed songwriting. On Dog Holiday Records.
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- Meet Your Maker by Club Kuru
Why do album introductions and interim tracks tend to be more interesting that the album proper? You know, those little pieces that only tend to be thirty seconds. They always pique your interest and then the album never really matches up to that. Unfortunately, the introduction to Club Kuru’s album ‘Meet Your Maker’ is one such introduction.
When it came on, I was interested. It had a French language spoken-word piece, weird warbly, vibrato-y synths, and a woozy sense of anticipation. But then ‘By The Windowpane’ came in and it was just modern psych by numbers. I also really liked ‘Interlude’, a little twenty five-second piece. This album is not without its decent tracks. ‘Lady Luck’ is the first track that I quite enjoyed from ‘Meet Your Maker’. It’s got a kind of Filthy Boy-esque vibe and some nice down-pitched vocals. Aside from that, however, this album is mostly just pretty turgid psych rehashes. I really don’t understand what it is about 60s psych that people are determined to copy the sound of but not the spirit. I hope Club Kuru never meet their maker because I would be very worried for their sake indeed.
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