Vancouver based Nicholas Krgovich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with No Kids, Gigi and P:ano.
Krgovich is now set to release his new album ‘On Sunset’ on 13th October on Tin Angel Records.
The album contains new wave style tracks with pop sensibilities combined with sophisticated LA musicianship – it also includes performances from indie rock musician Karl Blau – and Kathryn Calder of New Pornographers and was produced and mixed by John Collins (Destroyer, New Pornographers.)
We had an early listen:
‘The Backlot’ has a regular beat and chungs of keyboards – jammed hard against presumptious horns.
The duetting vocals on this track are delicate and lacey. And you get a real feeling of expectation.
This track really reminded us of the swaying eroticism of Sophie B. Hawkins (“Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover“) – as this song pushes out its chest and rises up to greet you.
‘Along the PCH on Oscar Night’ (see below) is faintly progressive (reminding us of Tubular Bells) and richly 1999.
The impact of the bass feels good when slapped against your rump. And the high-high vocals give you a tingling in your temples.
‘Cosmic Vision’ has crude belches of sound and charming chattering vocals. This track is full of musical and verbal dexterity.
There is a patter of bongos on ‘City Of Night’ whilst plucked strings release their strained energies .
The bass on this one slurps and slouches. Licking the lips of every part of the number.
‘You’re Through’ has the boogie and the ripe soul-funk attitude you might expect from a 1970’s Stevie Wonder. The vocals are hyperactive and sugar-high.
‘Moon’s Soft Glow’ is soft and full of sunshine.
Like wrapping yourself up in an early-morning sheet and having another 5 minutes – while the sun washes through the blinds.
This is one of the most clever tracks on the this luscious album. Gently jazzy, and full of resourceful motifs. With so much musical invention going on – it is sure that you will never grow weary listening to this one.
With extremely lush orchestral arrangements and a regression to better times (musically speaking) Krgovich seems almost fixated on the past (maybe as a defense mechanism).
Yet, although this feels nostalgic and poignant – it is never tired or stale – the tracks here are brave and triumphant.
A wondrous find for listeners of polished sophistication.
@neilmach © 2014