Kayo Dot’s fifth full-length and follow up to the pretty great Coyote has been out for a few days. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about it yet though. Regardless, it’s still definitely worth a listen if you’ve been following these guys ever since they released the ever-so-perfect Choirs of the Eye in 2003. Gamma Knife is five tracks long and clocks in at a rather short thirty minutes. It’s bookended by its most quiet and serene tracks with the title track probably being the best on the LP. The three middle tracks is where the meat comes in (huge builds, various instruments, heavy instrumentation, etc.) but something to note is that those tracks were recorded live. As a result, the album is noticeably less polished and sounds more lo-fi than their previous efforts. Some will dig it and some won’t, check out the stream above and see for yourself.
The record’s only $5 on their bandcamp so head over and give ‘em support.