The Alternative Review Point – Junk Culture – Wild Quiet

Written by Adam Schenkel. Posted in Music, Reviews

Junk Culture – Wild Quiet

Known for his sample-based production talents, Deepak Mantena has decided to take up the singer-songwriter guise for his third album as Junk Culture on Wild Quiet. The album opener, “Oregon”, starts Wild Quiet out on a garage rock beat and then “Washington” closes the album with a very-fitting aquatic soundscape. The title track “Ceremony” is, oddly enough, not one of the standouts on the album. Instead, I suggest “Growing Pains” and “Indian Summer” as the essential tracks. Although his attempt at traditional song structure leaves something to be desired, open-minded music fans will be delighted with the sample-heavy blissful sounds. Even though at times his lyrics may seem very straight forward and simple, especially in comparison to his influences Atlas Sound, Caribou, and Animal Collective, I’m still very much anticipating Junk Culture’s musical maturity in his future endeavors.

Essential tracks:

Growing Pains

Indian Summer

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