The folktronic, dreampop, troubadour known as David Goosey recently released a seven-song EP entitled Seven Pointed Star. On his Bandcamp page he mentions medieval alchemists so when I heard whimsical allegories within his lyrics I wasn’t that surprised. The music is a mesh of synths, guitars, drum machines and more and at its best reminds me of something you might hear from Sunset Rubdown.
Goosey doesn’t exactly have what you would call a classically great singing voice but he makes it works. He exaggerates his voice at times, sings with conviction and often works within the context of the music that surrounds it. His voice and his music grow on you. It took me a couple of spins to start appreciating the music.
Seven Pointed Star is a complete DIY effort. The recording quality is decent but I would have loved to hear the song a bit more cleaned up. He packs a lot of instrumentation into his songs, which is fine but because it wasn’t professionally engineered it often sounds narrow and instruments mask each other.
The first track “Two Scorpios” combines a metronome like synth bass, an organic sounding drum set and strategically placed synths that help accentuate his vocals. If nothing else you can give Goosey an “A” for originality because it is really hard to pinpoint what genre of music this is. “Seven Pointed Star” is a bit creepy and dark but it is also kind of funny. His finest moments are when he goes anthemic during the chorus.
“Crystal Swans” was a bit too distorted in my book but those organs are effective at points. It kind of reminded me of “Phantom Of The Opera.” “Chasing The Deer” was a concoction of sounds and vocals that made my head spin. It has a hypnotic quality that was more pleasing as the song progressed.
Seven Pointed Star is a mixed bag. Some of it works; some of it falls flat. Goosey certainly is original and creative with his song structure and delivery. I’ll give him that.
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