#28 – GOAT – Commune – Feel Connected Top 50 Albums of 2014
GOAT, a Swedish collective that makes hypnotic music that infuses EDM and Jamband-esque soundscapes with Afrobeat grooves and rhythms. GOAT embodies the spirit of 1960’s hippies with their guitar licks and psychedelic tones; and their rhythms conjure the late Fela Kuti .
Commune, GOAT’s second album, is rich with deep minimalistic organic grooves that remind me of the band Can, but there are also moments that would fit comfortably as an relic from the Haight-Ashbury in 1969. Throughout, the album’s strong, clear vibe positively calls out for listeners to don face paint, have a smoke, and dance around their living room chanting the hypnotic themes Commune.