Erik & The Worldly Savages - FUTURE THUNDER VOID

Erik & The Worldly Savages - FUTURE THUNDER VOID

It's one thing to follow your muse and discover unusual musical journeys. It's something entirely different, though, when you physically follow your muse all the way across the globe. It's what Erik Mut did with his unusual act, Erik & The Worldly Savages. Although Canadian, Mut left his home in Toronto in 2008 to go live in Belgrade, Serbia. The music on FUTURE THUNDER VOID reflects chosen style, which may remind you of Kulur Shock and Gogal Bordello. Yes, it's very much old world, yet it's still quite appealing to modern ears.

"Scarcity," for example, addresses such modern-day topics as homelessness. However, the rhythm and melody sound like something from a time far back in history. It features plenty of orchestrated horns and sounds a little like an ethnic act playing music in the public square. In addition to your basic guitar, bass, and drums, one also hears trumpet, saxophone, and accordion in the mix.

Mut is a bit of a quirky vocalist. He sings slightly warbly yet is still easy on the ears. This vocal style only gives these lyrics and this music more intensity. The lyrics to "Letter Back Home" addresses the country Mut left behind. "There's a world out there/Or don't you care?," before adding, "You don't know what you're missing. Mut has discovered a new world, with exotic music that his friends back home aren't brave enough to explore. Thankfully, he's brave enough to explore it all for us. It's easier, too, to delve into this music than it is to fly to faraway lands. So, you have no excuse.


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