Glen Galaxy


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Ex-Trumans Water spiritual eccentric Glen "Galaxy" Galloway's Thankyou is a love letter to his holy Lord. With Galloway at the helm, it's obvious even before a first listen that the album's 11 tracks will be lo-fi shambolic affairs. There's a lot of charm in Galloway's indie, God-loving project, as kitchen sink-quality production clearly echoes his message of "strength through God, not riches or wisdom." Most of the songs adhere to the wobbly vibes and beach rock tempos of Galloway's "soul-junk" ethic. "Knowledge of the Lord," for example, sees Galaxy repeatedly intoning how "knowledge of the Lord" should "fill the whole earth, as water covers the sea" over cheap-sounding synth backing, gently strummed acoustic guitars, and off-key harmonizing. Many listeners will probably find the off-key singing and bedroom production values off-putting, but Galloway is obviously more about presenting his holy message. Thankyou alternates between gentle beach campfire jams and ballads praising the Lord. There's a poignancy in slow-burner "Mighty Rushing Wind," a love letter to Galloway's God. Thankyou is sometimes funny, occasionally touching, usually fun, and frequently off-key. It's a release for a niche audience of God-loving lo-fiers, but brimming with spiritual sincerity and conviction.

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