MP3 The Jesus Taco - Folkuhila
A series of road trip recordings from Colorado to Texas to Sweden to Switzerland. An eclectic mix of warm acoustic guitars, octave mandolins, ukuleles, rich vocal harmonies, and dreamy surrealistic interludes. All mixed with bold experimentation.
23 MP3 Songs in this album (46:20) !
Related styles: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk: Alternative Folk, Mood: Dreamy
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The Jesus Taco were legends even before they formed. Band? Cult? Conspiracy theory? The truth behind the mythmaking is simple:
Brett Davidson (USA) on vocals, acoustic guitars and octave mandolin. Davidson is a poet and singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas who formerly worked as a journalist for various music magazines in the States. He is founder of the international band collective, Captain Ludd, as well as editor and curator of Horse Law Press, an ongoing poetry/art/performance experiment.
Tyko Runesson (Sweden) on vocals, mandolins, acoustic guitars, blues harp and ukulele. Runesson builds and sells his own handmade guitars and mandolins based on vintage Swedish wood-crafting skills and international folk-guitar models. He is also a singer / songwriter whose song ´´Det är Gott´´ debuts on their new Jesus Taco album Folkuhila.
Sascha Greuter (Switzerland) on electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, and other-worldly sound effects. Greuter works by day in a reputable guitar shop in Zürich, but spends his nights experimenting with high and low-frequency wave signals and sound manipulation. He also supports many other bands in Switzerland with his notable slide-guitar prowess and sonic-electro-feedback experimentations.
Plus loads of help from an array of musicians from across the hemisphere including Alan Rogers (piano), Nick Thomas (drums) and Ariane Roesch (backing vocals and ukulele).
Folkuhila pays homage to the early field recordings of folk history, but gives them a modern twist. Lost snippets of piano solos such as ´´Spring Cleaning´´ drift softly through the record fused with sampled TV tape loops on songs such as ´´Anything Can Happen;´´ also sonic waves of croaking feedback on the mind-altering ´´Improone.´´ This folded with sweet and resonant melodies such as ´´Ten O´clock´´ and ´´The Meek.´´ You´ll also find soft and lush acoustic instrumentals such as ´´So Calm´´ as well as Davidson´s deep voice wandering throughout the album delivering such stark lines as ´´the charity wards were filled with sorrow.´´ There´s even a Bosanova beat fused with fuzz pedal guitar gain on ´´Fusion Shit.´´ Plus a Swedish love song ´´Det Ar Gott´´ by Tyko Runesson that simply stabs the heart. We are reminded of an analog age long ago and a digital-free future yet to come. The JesusTaco maintain a strict, Luddite, anti-industrial philosophy. They use handmade Runesson guitars and a single microphone for live performances that harkens back to the bluegrass collective tradition. Their gear includes vintage tube amps and retro flash-bulb cameras with simple good weather/ bad weather functionality. The Taco also preach the message that music-making should be a collective art to be played, enjoyed and shared by friends. No bells or whistles. Just passion and originality. The band also perform barefoot.