Album Review: B.D. Gottfried, ‘The Warden’s Picnic’

Album Review: B.D. Gottfried, ‘The Warden’s Picnic’

B.D. Gottfried’s fifth release is still offering up the same kind of pretentious lyricism that littered 2008’s Element of The Left. The Warden’s Picnic is focused on “freedom” — as in what does it mean in our society and what we would do to attain our individual freedoms. Lyrics aside, what surprised me was how […]

B.D. Gottfried’s fifth release is still offering up the same kind of pretentious lyricism that littered 2008’s Element of The Left. The Warden’s Picnic is focused on “freedom” — as in what does it mean in our society and what we would do to attain our individual freedoms. Lyrics aside, what surprised me was how jam based Gottfried’s songs have become. Tracks like, “Taken It Back” and “A Beautiful Life” now have room to breathe and just sit back in a loose, lo-fi, rock groove. I’m not saying this release is going to make Gottfried any new fans – his nasal tone, dated 80’s rock riffs and cheesy keyboard layers are ready made for the converted. (Independent)