Σάββατο 17 Μαρτίου 2007

λάθος συνάντηση

όσοι ξέρουν τι εστί two lone swordsmen δεν θα πιστεύουν στα αυτιά τους! το wrong meeting είναι ένα garage/ροκαμπίλι άλμπουμ που θα μπορούσε να είχε φτιάξει ο τζον σπένσερ. είχαν κάνει στροφή ήδη στο from the double gone chapel, αλλά αυτή τη φορά μιλάμε για μεταμόρφωση. δίνω ένα δείγμα μετά φόβου γουμπ σέριφ, γιατί μου την έπεσε ήδη μια φορά για τις κοκορόζι.
[λοιπόν, τα νέα άλμπουμ της bjork και των radiohead θα τα δώσω στο τέλος της επόμενης εβδομάδας ολόκληρα και ετοιμαστείτε να μου φέρνετε cd στη φυλακή -δεν καπνίζω...].
anyway, η ανακοίνωση των two lone swordsmen αναφέρει τα εξής:
Following on from the success of their last album, From the Double Gone Chapel, Two Lone Swordsmen return and the evolution of their sound continues, as Andrew Weatherall says: “It’s a real extension of the last one. And it’s still got that wonky charm we do so well, but it’s a bit more structured.”
Generally credited with inventing indie dance through his work with Primal Scream, Flowered Up and My Bloody Valentine he pioneered the crossover between big electronic beats and equally big guitar chords. His fondness for good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll is celebrated with this release. With elements of garage and rockabilly but also the more familiar layer of electronica this album promises and delivers a whole new direction. Now fully immersed as a live band with cohort Keith Tenniswood on guitar, what’s particularly striking about Wrong Meeting is Weatherall’s growth in stature as not only a singer and front man but also as a sharp wordsmith of note. As a man often quoted for his quick, acerbic wit, here we find tales of love and rejection on their way to Satanville, ripping open a seething underbelly of mistrust, tension, revenge and redemption along the way. Like Robert Johnson’s appointment with the devil, Two Lone Swordsmen find themselves in a clandestine engagement at Dante’s Inferno and pull up a stool whilst St. Nick pours from the bottle and take a hearty swig.
Weatherall argues that rock n roll is a lot more futuristic in its way than most electronic music at the moment. “Go to the past, but look to the future, don’t get bogged down in the present. It’s about distilling the essence, be it from the 50s or the present day.” Wrong Meeting wears its influences on its sleeve while sounding utterly contemporary. From the brooding roll thump of ‘Rattlesnake Daddy’ and growling menace of ‘Puritan Fist’ to the high octane rockabilly skank of ‘Evangeline’ and the mesmerising, barbed and beautiful ‘Get Out Of My Kingdom’ Wrong Meeting is a wonderful story of interwoven characters, misfits and outcasts at the world’s end.
Once again TLS has created an album that looks to push boundaries between musical genres and remain challenging to the listener. Anyone who’s had the privilege of seeing their recent live dates will know that this is a proper barn-storming release. The second part of this limited 180g vinyl box set release follows soon with all new tracks on CD only…
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