Album Review Paul Jacobs - Pink Dogs On The Green Grass

By rights, it should herald Paul Jacobs as a true cult favourite.

Paul Jacobs - Pink Dogs On The Green Grass

First making his name on UK shores as the drummer of Canadian art-punk-disco infiltrators Pottery, Paul Jacobs has actually been cementing a reputation as a true creative soul for a while now. Releasing his own music and art, the image you get of Paul is a nostalgically romantic one - the Syd Barrett-esque sonic explorer, holed up in his room, creating his way out one blissful track at a time. And it’s with this in mind that ‘Pink Dogs on the Green Grass’ thrives; like if Kevin Morby cheered up a bit and took a reasonable amount of mushrooms, it posits Jacobs in a lineage of modern singer-songwriters, but with a pleasingly eccentric heart. Opener ‘Christopher Robbins’ has touches of Unknown Mortal Orchestra in its bubbling psych, while ‘Most Delicious Drink’ is undoubtedly the most propulsive flute track you’ll hear this month. ‘Dancing With The Devil’ skulks along like The Moonlandingz doing the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, ‘Kathy’s Bible’ is a lush, pastoral thing, while even the more straight-up, acoustic-picking numbers (‘Day To Day’, ‘Underneath The Roses’) have a sun-kissed, ‘60s lilt that takes them to a fresh plain. ‘Pink Dogs…’ by rights, should herald Paul Jacobs as a true cult favourite.

 

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