Gourmet makes Spaghetti Pop. Influenced by the ever occurring subliminal grooves of world music especially from West Africa in the 1970s combined with the nostalgia and catchy nature of pop music. Growing up in both South Africa and the UK and now residing in Berlin, Gourmet has submerged himself in an ocean of multimedia influences and doesn’t see limitations when it comes to expressing himself.
Peace Forever Seaside Senegal Castle tells many different stories and has many different faces, all derived from the real life experiences of Gourmet’s inner and outer worlds. With themes of self love, interconnectedness, and embracing your inner groove, Gourmet marries the likes of introspective storytelling with groovy, genre- bending productions.
The EP’s opener, “Boxing” has an old- school Gorillaz feel with a breath of fresh air. Inspired by a conversation with a family friend about religion, the track is a meditation on the idea of finding new experiences in familiar places. Tracks like “Hogsback” and “Stone Cold Steve Austin” maintain similar themes of universality and capturing the essence of the natural world.
Production wise, Gourmet dances with the likes of old school jazz and soul whilst maintaining an electronic flair inspired by contemporaries like Thundercat and Kaytranada. Self described by Gourmet as “intercontinental left-field pop music”, Peace Forever Seaside Senegal Castle is nostalgic yet modern, introspective yet expressive, difficult to explain but easy to digest.