Ullbasunen Och Daniel - +++The coming of World War II and Ford’s mental collapse+++ 7.0
Ullbasunen Och Daniel continues down the path of the weird. Every part of it indicates a different form of strange. Beats continue to make up a large part of the sound. Here broken down melodies throw themselves into the mix. What results is a swirl of sounds. At times it feels like multiple songs are playing simultaneously with each of them trying to get the upper hand. Yes this sound can be highly confusing. Upon multiple listens (which is easy as the entire EP is under ten minutes) the little details, the messed-up fragments, show off their charms.
‘Car Interior Becomes an Oven’ begins the EP in a straightforward manner. Without anything holding it back it manages to create an inviting groove. Over this are multiple layers of organs working almost in opposition to one another. Messy as it is, it remains one of the more accessible songs on the entire album. At least the beat manages to stay somewhat focused. For the next car themed song ‘You Can’t Fool Good Pedestrians’ the song stomps along. Various distorted noises break their way into the main song. This creates an unsettling effect. At almost three minutes in length it remains the longest song yet the construction of the loops makes it feel far longer. On ‘Hot Cars and Cool Rides’ it sounds constructed by hand on an unknown table. Even the beat feels haphazard.
‘The Five-Dollar Workday’ ends it on a cryptic note in a near-busted locked groove. By ending it this way Ullbasunen Och Daniel show they are serious about weirdness. In case there was ever any doubt.