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The Mattoid
Eternifinity
Cleft Records
www.cleftmusic.net


Yeah dude, this is the shit. Too bad you're not cool enough to hang with this weird cat. I don't really know what this "Sango" music is, but I know I like it. It's smooth, simple and flowing, like the river, with little swirling eddies of complexity that go spinning off into the night. So, imagine a bald Finn in a robe singing smoky lounges in Nashville; yeah, it's sorta like that. No wait, it exactly is that. I won't compare The Mattoid to any other artist since it would be an incomplete and inapt comparison, not to mention a bit insulting, as The Mattoid is simply The Mattoid, and apparently only in the third person.

It's all a combination of the familiar and the alien; simultaneously comforting and disturbing, but guaranteed to leave you with a perplexing smile. Maybe it's just me, but this album satisfies a very base desire to spout pure nonsense to most righteous vibes like a complete fool.

So keep on surfing; and hope you never have to realize that a banana can't be a mobile phone.

-JD

Track listing:
1. Joy
2. Crazy Muthas
3. Little Surfer
4. Tinkli Vinkli
5. Blow
6. Happiness


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