Australia's Dirty Three have covered a lot of ground over their ten-year career, and always as a trio: violinist Warren Ellis (also a prominent member of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds), guitarist Mick Turner, and drummer Jim White (the latter two are also known as the Tren Brothers). The band have continually re-examined their sound, and looked for different textures and dynamics while retaining their original instrumentation. Not this time. This is the Dirty Three as you have never heard them before. Their sound is unmistakable, but their creation process has changed significantly. For starters, the record was not done live ... + INFO
Dirty Three have a gift for creating unforgettably emotive instrumental soundscapes, and Horse Stories demonstrates this to great effect. The versatility of Warren Ellis' violin playing is what drives Horse Stories, but although the violin is the focal point, Mick Turner's guitar and Jim White's drumming are vital elements in making Dirty Three's sound so compelling. The tracks here are widely varied, from slow, languid pieces like "1000 Miles" and "At the Bar" and wild dances like "Red" and "I Remember a Time When Once You Used to Love Me" to stunningly beautiful tracks like the aptly titled "Hope." It is fitting tha... + INFO
On 12/inch vinyl, this is a five/track EP, inspired by Irish folklore of mistaken burial, and with input from Will Carruthers. Presented are sparkling synthesized passages and an organic -Cosmic/blues-, adding new dimensions to Documenta-s already lush sonic expanse.
Rare is the rock band that can make a strong impression on the listener without the benefit of a vocalist, but Pittsburgh's Don Caballero comes roaring out of the gate on its debut album. The quartet showcases its instrumental wizardry on the opening title cut, a skull-crushing groove monster that finds evocative drummer Damon Che leading the band through a succession of stop-time breaks. The energy builds for the chaotic dissonance of "Chief Sitting Duck," then dissipates on the Slint-like dirge of "New Laws," which shows a subtle mastery of dynamics. Songs like the thundering "Nicked and Liquid," the heavily distort... + INFO
By no means a release of new or current Don Cab material *and originally released in 1999(, Singles Breaking Up *Vol. 1( offers quite a range of the band-s history to appreciate. The oldest recordings found here are programs 1/6 which became the first two singles and a b/side for the fourth. They were recorded in a 1&2 inch 8 track studio by Lee Hollihan of Valencia, PA *the original Good Morning Vietnam man( for only $25 an hour. The next batch, 7/9, were recorded by Steve Albini in his once home studio and were a part of the For Respect Sessions. Program 10 was also recorded in this same studio by colleague engineer... + INFO