Band of Jean-Philippe De Gheest drummer of Creature With The Atom Brain and The Mark Lanegan band!
Favourably compared to Stereolab, Mr Bungle, Talking Heads and Robert Wyatt
The four musicians in Belgian band Joy As A Toy have proven themselves in the jazz universe, where improvisation and freedom of expression prevail, but the their previous records have opened the doors to ears that equally cherish Talking Heads’ haunted punk-dance, Deerhoof’s rebellious irreverence or Stereolab’s dazzling palette. With this third album the Brussels-based band transforms its virtuoso musical playground into something more melodic, accessible to all curious ears. Here’s a kaleidoscopic record of exhilarating contrasts. Sensual and contagious bass (‘Ghost Train’), teasing or heavenly choirs (‘Cowboy Mode’, ‘Madhouse’ or ‘Hipsters of the Apocalypse’) are an integral part of this dreamlike journey into the heart of imaginary tropics. Inspired by fantasy films and galvanized by exotic melodies, Joy as a Toy’s music revamps rock n’ roll with a preference for adventure and alternative routes.
1. Action Love
2. Ghost Train
3. Cowboy Mode
6. Hipsters of the Apocalypse
7. Satisfaction Key
8. Google a Gun