Gobby signals eerie full-length Wakng Thrst for Seeping Banhee with “Red Seal” video release

Gobby signals eerie full-length Wakng Thrst for Seeping Banhee with "Red Seal" video release

The elusive Gobby: known but unknown, appreciated as a resident of Harlem, but scarcely recognized in public due to an admirable preference for staying inside and nursing his larval offspring — and, apparently, for dabbling in the particular art of hellish marionette, realized through situational comedy. A spoiler preface: remove any expectation of a surprise Seinfeld appearance, in which he theoretically remarks in familiar tone, “What’s the deal with demonic roommates?” No no, just appreciate the subtle commentary on human-devil parallels, and enjoy the music perfectly suited for the absurdity of it all. That, at least, seems to be one thing that you can expect from the semi-anonymous producer. Pack it up, philosophers.

Those who listened to Gobby’s Fashion Lady full-length (TMT Review) or his Lantern EP (TMT Review) and had an overwhelming preference for the general style of either (as relatively distinct as they were), well, uh, too bad, I guess. Or if you’re like me and you lay awake at night pondering the physical benefits of kneecap eyes (if any), relish the unpredictability of it all! Per FACT, Gobby will be releasing Wakng Thrst for Seeping Banhee on UNO NYC next month, and if the two unveiled tracks serve as representation, it’ll excel at playful haunting, in the non-wimpy-Casper sense, of course. The specified tone doesn’t really lend to juke or “ass techno,” but creative sample use and a general sense of abstraction, I’m guessing, would allow you to guess at the artist, if you hadn’t already been briefed beforehand.

Something about this Gobby character makes me happy.

Wakng Thrst for Seeping Banhee tracklisting:

01. Season 1 Episode 5
02. Red Seal
03. Friday Spiralhead
04. YeOldeBitch
05. …
06. Rangishiff
07. Khiss
08. Kill Dog Because Hungry
09. An
10. Season 1 Episode 6
11. Message from John
12. Tonka
13. Like If You Pee on the Side of the Bowl
14. The Beautay
15. Quinkelchaye
16. Gums
17. Pay Fonrew Shii
18. Snitchy Baluga
19. Lil Pizza Face feat. Lil Big Tymer
20. Aantezeksyll
21. Seky Petii

• Gobby: http://www.gobbygobby.com
• UNO NYC: http://www.unonyc.com

[Photo: Stephanie Kimberly]

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