Sock Bucket – ‘Re-Juicing’


A meditative instrumental rock album that also features lush acoustical and perky electro-minded additions, Re-Juicing is a standout release from Sock Bucket, the project of Rotherham-based artist Tommy Binks.

“Back to the Bucket” ushers in gently reassuring qualities, with the lush guitar trickles and hypnotic percussion sounding like a vocal-less The Clientele. The subsequent “Block Chipper” consumes as well, with a pulsing backing resonance haunting alongside suave guitar layering, which intermingles with melodic cohesion. Along with the breezy acoustics of “Openrails,” Re-Juicing enamors quickly with its dynamic guitar work and tones, ranging from folk-friendly stylings to atmospherically hypnotic psych-friendly forms.

Further on, “They All Dunnit” intrigues with a sporadic insertion of something resembling a bicycle bell; the result sends chills alongside the understated yet somewhat ominous acoustics, conjuring a vibe reminiscent of Sun City Girls. Atmospheric cuts like these — also noting the warming “Kozzmo” and electro-minded finale “Beat Juices” — are exemplary of the act’s eclectic textural pull and steadily engaging songwriting.

“Back to the Bucket” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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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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