Schmarzkopf – “Playground”


Psych-rock project Schmarzkopf show a riveting sound throughout new track “Playground.” The Belgian five-piece comprise members with eclectic musical backgrounds, ranging from metal to funk. Naturally, one can anticipate a fair share of structural/stylistic twists and turns. “Playground” does not disappoint in that regard, especially with a Latin rock influence that emerges as the track progresses further. A suave psych-rock disposition with a wavering synth backing propels a satisfying first section, transforming considerably by the track’s mid-point. Twangy guitars at 01:47 also remind fondly of Television. The outro is especially consuming, with psych-friendly guitars and escalating bass showing off the track’s Latin rock influence especially proudly. “Playground” is a creative psych-rock treat from Schmarzkopf.

“Playground” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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