Musicians are getting younger and younger. It was just last month that I was raving about 16-year-old Jesse Davidson, and now I bring you 15-year-old Melbourne musician Gab Strum. The multi-instrumentalist (he can play 9 instruments) posted a collection of “glo-fi” tracks last year, entitled War Peace Rocket Ships. These were recorded under the guise of Japanese Wallpaper in Jerusalem, Hong Kong and “various bedrooms in Melbourne.”
The opening track off the release is “War,” a terrifically smooth and relaxed piece of loopwork. Each of the collection’s tracks have a spacey-feel, and this is no different – it would not have been out of place on my latest (Australian only) Sunday Night Chill Post.
Gab has a number of gigs in the pipeline, including a slot at this year’s Inca Roads Festival. You can check out the rest of his releases on his Bandcamp/SoundCloud, including a number of excellent remixes of The xx and Bon Iver.