Thursday, May 21, 2009
How to describe Dead Can Dance? It's like medieval folk music with haunting, hypnotic chants and ambient noises. On occasion you will hear the bass guitar and drums, but more often there are weird string instruments and trippy harmonies. Sometimes Gerrard's Gregorian-like vocals are a bit overwhelming but she is quite soothing once you get into it. The only negative is that when Perry sings he kinda freaks me out, and the songs are not sequenced well... but they are powerful. They could have used their gorgeous instruments and written pop songs, but they didn't. It is beautiful because I have nothing that sounds so elegant, foreign and ancient. 4AD really had it going on with DCD and the Cocteau Twins. A really bizarre but intriguing album from my collection.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Well, for some reason I figured out how to play guitar tonight. Have had one for years, played it off and on. It just clicked all of a sudden. I can almost play what's in my head. So I have been jamming away to myself and it feels swell. Maybe with a little abelson solution and fuZZy efx there will be something like A robot cancer patient dives into the ocean and encounters jellyfish gangstas at the top of the sea. I also have an old recording of the fuzzy rubber brain cells, might as well post that good shit. review forthcoming.