Few areas of the world have been as exciting to watch as the experimental community in Poulsbo, WA over the past half decade. What was originally dominated by Christian Rock and Nordic folk has slowly transformed into a sea of post-rock, ambient, and electronic artists, exposing a magnitude of creative musicians. “Sad Bastard on a Sunny Day" is the self-titled sophomore EP from one such talent, Bani Char and his collective alliance. The albums lethargic yet intricate sound could (at times) be described as “molasses pop” however it never hedges into being trite or self-conscience as so many other bands do. This is done via sincerity and a broad musical palette that incorporates spiraling tape loops, fizzing electronics, ethnic percussion, cello, and musical saw. Best listened to while sipping an americano by Liberty Bay.