Absolutely (or nearly) impossible to categorize or pin down, some of you may be intrigued by, if you're not already acquainted with, the music / career of this artist.
Phosphorescent is the pseudonym for musician Matthew Houck, who has recorded under this name since 2001. He is all at once folk, experimental, southern rock, country, synthie pop, all of which are ultimately held together with the "glue of industrial strength indie rock."
Brought to my attention due to a new and recent album release in mid-March entitled, Muchacho, there's more here than meets the initial passing glance. It's Houck's sixth album -- already. I'm not entirely sure if he uses session musicians, or plays all of the instruments / synthie himself -- but he is *it*, as the sole member of Phosphorescent; all of the vocals belong to Houck.
"Song for Zulu" is the track on Muchacho that will get you addicted. Very contemporary folk, experimental, and fresh. Yet, it's not my favorite, of all the tracks I've checked out over the past few weeks. I wish I could be more specific, but I'm learning as I go.
I'll be back to post some selected tracks later.
Comments or thoughts? Anyone a fan, or similar to my experience, caught the bug recently with Muchacho?