Album: Gayngs. Relayted (Jagjaguwar)

Gayngs is a sprawling US indie supergroup corralled and led by producer Ryan Olson, in which the core trio of himself and Solid Gold's Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt are joined by members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, Rhymesayers and several lesser-known bands in creating a series of trip-hop soul grooves.

Gayngs is a sprawling US indie supergroup corralled and led by producer Ryan Olson, in which the core trio of himself and Solid Gold's Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt are joined by members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, Rhymesayers and several lesser-known bands in creating a series of trip-hop soul grooves. The root inspiration was apparently 10cc's "I'm Not In Love", whose miasmic, breathy texture is attempted for songs such as "Spanish Platinum", on which the enchanting, fragile falsetto of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon brings light to a murky hiss'n'fizz of guitar, piano and soprano sax; and "The Gaudy Side Of Town", where the background cooings recall Dr John's Gris-Gris. Elsewhere, dubby swirlings wash around the likes of "False Bottom" and "The Beatdown", while a cover of Godley & Creme's "Cry" cements the 10cc influence.

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