Thursday, December 10, 2015


I have had a soft spot for this Danish underground crooner since the very first time Sound of Copenhagen introduced me to his Bowie-esque otherwordly masterpiece "Blue Bird" he'd released under the disguise of Thom Catt. Rather than chasing any musical trends or fashions, or following any sonic conventions Thomas Gaist chooses to go his own, truly individual artistic path denying any genre or style-categorisation. The artist's first proper single "A Coward's Confession" was one of the most mesmerising songs that emerged in 2015 and now the curiously talented and ever so slightly mysterious Dane beguiles us with "Forest Roadside" - a low-key yet enthralling slice of electronic folk filled with classical guitar and low frequency electronic drums, Björk's "Headphones" style. No other male vocalist, bar Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Shaun J. Wright, kept me so intrigued this year. I am once again truly stunned by your sounds Mr Gaist.