Boomkat Product Review:
Experimental folk hero David Thomas Broughton is back, and his distinct originality and weirdy charm hasn’t dissipated in the slightest by the sound of ‘Outbreeding’. Broughton has always been something of a ‘cult’ concern, despite glowing reviews from Pitchfork and the like, but this record seems like his best chance at reaching a wider audience. His curious vocals haunt each song, and are balanced against an ever changing backdrop of lo-fidelity production. This isn’t an attempt to fit in with modern tropes, however – Broughton’s been pedaling his very specific brand of Charity shop folk for some time, and the cracking synths and drum machines or tape-dubbed guitars are just part of his distinct musical language. If you like your folk music with an air of eccentricity that is unmistakably British, then ‘Outbreeding’ is a record you’ll need to add to your collection – think of it as the anti Mumford and Sons.