Connan Mockasin @ Crystal Ballroom 11/11
Written by Shay Davis on November 7, 2014
Connan Mockasin is for lovers.
New Zealand artist, Connan Mockasin, released his first album, Forever Dolphin Love in 2010 and introduced his audience to the sounds of artistic melodies that warm our imaginings. “Unicorn in Uniform,” is a prime example of how his dreamy, fragile tones could paint a landscape in our thoughts and desires. Much of Mockasin’s music resembles galactic, dream inspired jazz such as his song, “Faking Jazz Together.” In combination of his psychedelic, smooth, experimental, yet calming rhythms, his lyrics finish the final ingredient to lure us into his delicious sounds. “Let me feel that way. Feeding time with interest. Love that’s forced is borrowed. Eating out for breakfast,” (Faking Jazz Together, 2010).
Mockasin’s sophomore album does not disappoint, in fact the melodies off of this album could melt chocolate and caramel (hence the album title). Caramel, released in 2013, is intensively harmonious with sexy textures that accompany his silky, falsetto voice. The layers of Mockasin’s velvet, textured-tones are effortlessly aligned that it transcends you into his funk-intergalactic reverie. Mockasin’s, “It’s Your Body” 5-song collection (Caramel, 2013) is a 15-minute body and mind trip that is pleasingly addictive. Above all, Caramel is a very sensual album with flirtatious lyrics. “Tell me the way that you need me. Look me the way that you please me. Do I make you feel shy? Tell me why, I’ll be the boy of your dreams” (Do I Make You Feel Shy, 2013). Caramel is an album that allows you to experience proprioception in the most seductive way possible.
Connan Mockasin is opening for Julian Casablancas+The Voids, a progressively, thunderous, heavy-beat inspired band.
Check out Julian Casablancas+The Voids, here!
Catch these two bands perform next Tuesday, November 11th at the Crystal Ballroom. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. All ages welcomed.
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