Pre-sale of the week is Requiem by Goat, out on 7 October.
Sweden’s enigmatic Goat may qualify as the greatest modern pop-culture mystery. Who are these masked musicians? Are they truly members of the Arctic community of Korpilombolo? Are their songs part of their isolated communal heritage? Their third studio album, Requiem, offers more questions than answers, but the reward is not in the untangling but in the journey through the labyrinth.
Goat’s previous albums, World Music and Commune, were perfect testaments to this heightened awareness, with Silk Road psychedelia, desert blues, and Third World pop all serving as governing forces within the band’s sound. With Requiem, Goat continue to rock and writhe to a beat beholden to no nation, no state, creating a world where the line between truth and fiction is so obscured that all you can do is bask in their cryptic genius.
We’re offering Requiem at special pre-release prices, which won’t be available after release. Click here for more details and to order your copy.