Connan Mockasin: Caramel

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Take a psychedelic journey through New Zealand native Connan Mockasin’s second album Caramel, which he recorded entirely in a Tokyo hotel room and has made available for streaming on Soundcloud. Pitch shifting, guitar slides and carefully controlled reverb create the ambience of a softly babbling, cosmic brook. Within the waters, you’ll find echoes of those sex-filled songs of the ’70s and ’80s, heard in “I’m The Man, That Will Find You” and “I Wanna Roll With You.” Overall, Caramel is an experimental treat that will leave a strange but seductive taste in your mouth.