EP Review Mandrake Handshake - The Triple Point Of Water

There is something otherwordly about Mandrake Handshake.

Mandrake Handshake - The Triple Point Of Water

There is something otherwordly about Mandrake Handshake. Simultaneously embracing a psych-funk aesthetic that the Manson cult would gawk at while producing organic, lucid and brilliant indie, it’s a verdant combination that set them on the path to create the fascinating ‘The Triple Point Of Water’. With a humble three tracks, each song takes a minute to subtly introduce itself, most notably the motorik dreampop strumming of ‘Vitamin Sunday’, which later evolves in to a Jaws-esque chorus that muses on the alienation of city life. Earworm ‘Emonzaemon’ showcases a deeply aligned krautrock influence, soaring fuzzbox guitar licks and infectious gang singalongs. Whether it be the art-pop noodling on ‘Row’s Tinted Glasses // Diogo Jota’ or ‘Emonzaemon’’s foreboding industrial cadence, Mandrake Handshake have tapped into their roots and sprouted anew on this, each psych-pop number here highlighting a novel facet of their sui generis six person army.

 

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