Wounded Knee - Secret Museum of Kind Man (4 stars)

A playful slice of 'spiritual folk-jazz' with a touch of disco

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Wounded Knee - Secret Museum of Kind Man

‘More lo-fi spiritual folk-jazz from Leith’s finest exponent of lo-fi spiritual folk-jazz,’ promises Krapp’s fourth tape, Secret Museum of Kind Man – a play on Pat Conte’s Secret Museum of Mankind Ethnic Classic anthologies (Wounded Knee, aka Drew Wright is nothing if not playful) – but it could equally be subtitled, ‘Wounded Knee’s disco album.’ Or at least, in parts, it could.

There’s toy-box hoedown ‘Dubh It’ for starters, the rare groove of ‘Tar Tan Tat’, and amid a typically warm and welcoming throng of DIY lullabies, folk harangues and a cappella punk (‘Wightman’s Blues’ is a notable rant inspired by Scottish land defender Andy Wightman), there’s a mantra for life on ‘Always Disco’: ‘disco, disco, always disco,’ Wright laughs. Amen to that.

Rick Redbeard

Will Oldham/Bill Callahan-style hangdog folk sounds from Rick Redbeard.

The Horse Loom and Wounded Knee

Solo acoustic punk folk from Horse Loom, aka Steve Malley from The Unit Ama, Four Frame, Kodiak and Crane.

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