BOY WITHOUT GOD Your Body is Your Soul (Make)
The music of Boston native Gabriel Birnbaum is just about as quirky for the alter-ego he has selected for himself. By quirky, I mean – short of absolutely brilliant. “Defy expectations” should be every card-carrying artistes mantra and certainly BOG overturned my cart when I put it in the CD player (i.e. my macbook). That said, its certainly not for every taste as the hyperbolic hybrids of anti-folk, electronica and jazz may jar initially until you embrace the sheer chaos meets rustic songcraft agenda in evidence here.