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SAD AND HORNY

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His new album Sad & Horny sounds like something straight out of LA Psych-Land. With only the cable of the guitar and its need for power and amplification keeping Fai Baba anchored – not necessarily to the ground, but definitely somewhere within the city. Then again, the music also has a strong Deep South, countryside feel to it. The songs took their time to develop, but still sound refreshingly off-the-cuff, and even though they all share the same level of intensity, each one explores an entirely different mood. The very title of the album reflects this, since it offsets brooding, melancholy numbers written by Fai Baba himself against the bulk of the album that follows an altogether different energy.

This isn’t the singer/guitarist’s sole responsibility. The record owes much of its charming and ever-confident pace to the fact that in early 2016, Domi Chansorn was invited on board. It‘s obvious that two soul mates have met here to create rock-solid sounds, but also to let them develop in the moment, keep them flexible, and to understand them as living things that in turn can be influenced by the audience – no matter whether there‘s only a guitar on stage, or drums, or even a bass and a piano.

Sad & Horny started out as a planned cooperation with a filmmaker, and the songs drew inspiration from film noir and road movie atmospheres. The film never got made, but the music remains: against a backdrop of drugged-up repetition, reverberating guitars you can almost reach out and touch.
Der unbestrittene Indie-Rock-König.

SRF 3, Bruno Luca

 

Fai Baba was one of the first we all unanimously agreed we needed to see live (at Transmusicales, Rennes) and they did not disappoint.

KEXP

 

Geiler und berührender wird es nicht mehr.

Neolyd, Hendrik Otremba

 

Ganz schön verführerisch.

Byte FM – Album der Woche

 

Prognose: die werden Popstars!

Loop

 

So geht Liebeskummer psychedelisch stilvoll.

Visions

 

So schön kann keiner einer Verflossenen nachsingen.

Noisey

 

Fai Baba ist ein Mysterium.

Beatblogger

 

We can recommend.

Nothing but Hope and Passion

 

Warum wird dieser Mann nicht öfters am Radio gespielt?

Tages Anzeiger

 

Fabian Sigmund perfectionner so art.

Le Courrier

 

Rock exalté et blues dézingué: Fai Baba est à écouter d’urgence.
Les Inrocks
Fai Baba est un véritable caméléon musical, un puzzle d’influences dont on ne se lasse pas!
Listen Up

 

Trotz schier unerschöpflichem Output veröffentlicht er immer wieder musikalische Leckerbissen wie sein neues Werk «Sad & Horny».

Negative White

 

Surreal und berührend zugleich!

Bedroomdisco

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