Boomkat Product Review:
The deranged debut album by Gablé, 7 Guitars With A Cloud Of Milk, won the band a 'Best New Act' award in French indie bible Les Inrocks. By any conventional standards the album was a whirl of sonic creativity and hair-raising, half-formed ideas - fragmented and unpolished to the core, but an awful lot of fun nonetheless. With I'm OK the group retain their surrealist electro-collaging form, slamming together all manner of different incidental sounds, samples and even the odd passage of brass and cello. The production is well finished, blurring the joins between the various digressions and detours that riddle the album, and the versatility of its assemblage greatly assists the songwriting style - which is all over the place. The album's title track presents a great little pop standout, though halfway through the whole thing breaks down leaving some strange woodpecker noises to soundtrack the singer listing assorted items you might find in a garden shed or something. "I'm really fine, I'm well balanced; I'm OK." the band sing during the chorus. You probably won't believe them.