Euphemia Rise is a rather remarkable project run by Wim Lankriet. Born a Cow is Wim’s debut album, and it’s quite a fine work, combining an acidic psychedelic music which reminds me of Syd Barrett in parts while maintaining a 1980’s-1990’s gothic feel.
Lyrically, it is a heavy album covering such topics as. “being (sexually) different and facing people’s judgments – but also venture into darker subjects such as drug prostitution, sadomasochism, rape…”
Wim notes, and I would strongly agree, that the tone is never negative. I’m not sure this music put a smile on my face, but it left me intrigued. A solid debut.