Album Review: Swamp Baby | Water Gods | Music | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Pin It

Album Review: Swamp Baby | Water Gods 

click to enlarge cd_swamp_baby.jpg

Swamp Baby Water Gods


Albany’s wonderful Swamp Baby play an entrancing form of chamber pop meets gentle psych that is aesthetically very escapism laden; mellow, relaxing, and at times full of whimsical and bittersweet melodies. Their songs feel like an airy, half-forgotten memory you know in your bones and are eager to have resurface. While the band also list folktronica as an influence, this is far from David Gray’s radio smash “Babylon”: The band actually sounds more like Sigur Rós hanging out on a pond full of lily pads. The engineering on the album, by Frank Moscowitz, really brings out every nuance of piano and strings, vocal harmony, and inward musing. My only criticism is the vague and blurry artwork on the album does not really captivate or do justice to the wonderful grace and complexity of this body of work.

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Lily Morris "Aeria Signum" Solo Exhibition @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Lily Morris "Aeria Signum" Solo Exhibition

Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 5 — The augur of ancient Rome was an individual who provided answers about...
A Changing Landscape @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

A Changing Landscape

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 — The gallery is pleased to present “A Changing Landscape” featuring the work...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture

It’s high time Chronogram made a newsletter about marijuana. Stay in the know with the latest on dispensary openings, industry news, cultivation tips, and more as we cover the emerging cannabis scene in New York and the Northeast. Welcome to High Society.


* indicates required