TRIANGLE MAN - "Majick"
(Bad Cake Records)
Bizarre outsider folk artist Clinton Smith, dons the persona of Triangle Man to travel to other musical dimensions we mortals can only dream of. Using his geometric metaphysical powers, he asks the universe the tough questions in a wavering, antiquated voice, surrounded by swirling masses of haunting accompaniment.
Certainly the strength of Triangle Man, the source of his mighty power, is his ability to speak to a number of subjects in a variety of styles, from soul-searching numbers like the piano-laden How Does the Spirit Know Where to Go When the Body Dies?, to the 7 minute ambient burner, Majick Clouds, to even a brief track addressing dental hygiene, The Toothbrush Song. Triangle Man blends the spiritual and the mundane, the transcendent with the ordinary.
Overall, Majick is a slow, thoughtful piece that travels along enlightened pathways to higher levels of being, while rooting itself in earthly, mortal means of expression.