Junkboy : Three (Enraptured)
Popular folk legend has it that three is the magic number. It’s very apt then that Junkboy’s third offering is named after the number with magic properties because this is the kind of wonderful album they’ve been promising to make for a while now. Brothers Mik and Rich Hanscomb are at the core of the operation. « Three » is the culmination of the boys’ main interests in music: the lushness of Brian Wilson’s productions, a DIY home recorded ethos, the fragile, soulful expressiveness of songwriters such as Elliott Smith, the laid back, head nodding grooves of Tortoise, the Pagan perversity of Paul Giovanni’s Wickerman soundtrack and the retro-futurist ideology of Krautrock. The reckless, euphoric, bohemian abandon of British folk legend, Bert Jansch, also runs through the brothers Hanscomb’s music. So in short it’s the sound of prog-rock-soft-focus-electronic-kosmische-folk-core.