Stroll through the plains with frontier man and bootgazer, Mr. Wentworth Kersey.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Thanks folk folks in England...
REVIEW OF EP ((O))
They start somewhere in the West flavoured with 100% proof Americana spirit and then they drift off into space. They mix dollops of ambience (a la Eno) with more prosaic things. ‘A Door’ seems to have Leonard Cohen on a solo space walk - Houston we have progress.
‘Sunshine’ shimmers in a sea of solar energy much like the Danny Boyle film of the same name, cosmic keyboard winds buffeting a simple guitar melody that drifts blissfully to destruction. Other heavenly bodies are present on ‘Sun and Moon’ and here orbiting space junk emits an orchestra of squelches and glitches over an earthbound melody. If you want to think of early Calexico records re-imagined by Wall-E then you might get somewhere close to where these two Colorado based vaquero’s are coming from. The music exists partially obscured by melting mirages that add a skein of mystery over a firm base of Americana. In a word, intriguing.