GARY LLAMA: The Beauty of Music: CD

Gary Llama’s The Beauty of Music took me by the surprise. I do not like the title and I was nervous this was going to be an acoustic project. Turns out, Gary just takes DIY very seriously and did everything himself. Skip track five, “Medium.” It’s instrumental disco and nobody needs that. Actually, just stick with tracks two, four, seven, and eight. Gary shines in those tracks—a mix of The Dandy Warhols, Bowie, and Lou Reed that grew on me. –Nicole X (OVLR! / Debackle)