July 9th, 2020


Gentle Stranger - Obvious As Snow

Look, I'll be honest with you, I just don't get the Gentle Stranger aesthetic. Are they the soundtrack to an invisible dadaist theatre troupe? Are they a improv DIY jazz trio? Are they a live sampling jam band? I don't know and have to treat each new moment they bring with bewilderment, trepidation or exhilaration. Things seem marginally clearer on Obvious As Snow, the final track from Love And Unlearn (2020). They send us home with a smile on our faces, as long as crawling inevitability and droning existential dread is what makes you smile. Hey it may be ghastly and terrifying, but at least you can hear it coming.

I'm trying to tell it's really good, btw. No need to thank me.

Gentle Stranger - Obvious As Snow