Montreal‘s Max Taeuschel, aka Max T, positively bursts onto the scene in his debut EP, and from the opening strains of “Wonderland” quickly introduces you into his bedroom pop smorgasbord that is Palm Isle.
Playing around with dense orchestration and carnivalesque motifs, from frantic celebrations to chilled-out meditations, the album bubbles and oozes with life. T’s mellifluous soundworld constructions feel like an uncommon thing these days, and we do miss it, especially when done this well. A joyous, deeply fun listen, and chock full of fascinating twists and turns, Palm Isle is a brilliant little pop record.
Palm Isle is available now from Bandcamp.