Waffles Triangles And Jesus

Jim White

Joyful Noise Recordings 2017

Review by David Bowling

 

Anyone who names their album Waffles Triangles And Jesus definitely travels a different road. Add in Holly Golightly, and a cornucopia of indie musicians and you have a prime example of Jim White’s brand of quirky, hybrid Americana music.

If there is a musical style named psychedelic folk; Jim White would qualify as a founding member.

A quintessential Jim White track is “Playing Guitars” with some eclectic guitar playing by White and an equally eccentric vocal by Golightly. Everything flows outward from this starting point. He travels from the music of theĀ Appalachian mountains to the rhythms of the African continent. He even makes a stop in Mayberry, North Carolina but that’s better heard than explained.

Jim White creates music that makes you think, while being amusing and confusing. In the last analysis, it is always interesting and worth a listen.

Rating: ***1/2

 

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