Jacco Gardner - End Of August - Green Vinyl (/500), a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
Trouble In Mind (2013)
This is the 2nd single that Trouble In Mind has released from Jacco Gardner. While it's certainly not my favorite kind of music out there, I can say that it is infinitely more listenable than his previous offering. Jacco is playing really laid back, ornate psych-pop, but has toned things down a little, to his benefit.
"End of August" seems like it could have been written by a more subdued Donovan who decided to tinker around with some more vocal effects. The B-side "Notus" is an instrumental that while not a spectacular showcase for Jacco's musicianship; is still a reasonably interesting wander. It's actually a very good pair with the "End of August" A-side as it too kind of conveys a gradual change-of-seasons kind of tone.
Not my favorite Trouble In Mind record, but better than I thought it would be based on how I felt about his prior 7".
Jacco Gardner - End Of August: