Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
New Zealand has its very own Ariel Pink. Connan Mockasin, a mop-topped blonde "pop sprite" - who broke onto the scene with his first solo effort, 2010's Forever Dolphin Love - is the newest sensation in the world of weirdo psyche-funk. With Caramel, Mockasin comes across as a bizarrely seductive figure, each song oozing with undeniably sexy grooves and his accompanying voice that croons or growls, depending on the context. The fact that the album was self-recorded within a month's span in a Tokyo hotel room makes too much sense.
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