Album Of The Week: Gordi - Reservoir


The debut full-length from Gordi is a diasporic, resplendent collection of folk and electronic influences that defies genre.

Reservoir is the debut LP from Sydney-based artist Gordi, and the follow-up from a series of singles and an EP, released in early 2016. Since then Gordi has toured with Bon Iver, Ásgeir, and is set to accompany Gang Of Youths on a national tour, followed by another European tour with Ásgeir. If there’s one thing Reservoir achieves almost perfectly it’s a balance between folk and electronic idioms. This ambitious marriage is paired with Gordi’s gorgeous contralto voice, which in songs ‘Can We Work It Out’ and ‘Heaven I Know’ showcases the artists potent emotionality; the exquisite auto-tuned outro of ‘Heaven I Know’ will give you goose bumps and tears. The albums ambitious approach to seemingly diasporic tastes results in an irrefutably resplendent collection of songs that remain so from track one to finish. It’s a work that I’ve been listening to repeatedly since I first acquired it, and I know it’s a work that I’ll be revisiting with keenness for some time to come.