A music blog from Ireland.
It’s funny how One Shot ended up becoming part of a soundtrack to 2011, it just didn’t go away all year. John Cowhie’s music seems to be clear at heart, as I first heard this in the gentle rootsy sounds of his early forays as Goodtime John. So the first track from the new album, One Shot came with some considerable surprises, moving away from the rustic. Still an endearment of acoustic guitar, the pace was quick, the heavy bass beneath indicative of something darker. The song made its bones over summer and with a slight shift to just ‘Goodtime’, along came the album that took him out of the folksy realm and into a darker, alluring space.
I’ve been listening constantly to this One Shot remix since I saw it pop up on Soundcloud. Hear what David Kitt did? Elongated by two minutes, everything from the beat to the vocals have been changed, placing the great “darkness falls…” first line into a hollow hypnotic space that almost sounds like one of those brief weirdo remixes…but it’s just the intro. And when it all kicks in, you’ll hear Kittser’s prints all over, from the big drums to heavenly twirling synths. It’s a pure joy to listen to, and as there is another recent remix by Diamond Dagger, sounds as though Goodtime’s friends are taking The Colours Of Darkness and using it like a prism to pour a little of their own light through.
Donwload One Shot (David Kitt’s Different Dream Mix) from Soundcloud. Click the music tab below to play more of Goodtime’s tracks, they get folkier when you scroll further down.
Goodtime plays the Unitarian Church on 24 March with support from the most excellent Si Schroder.