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Friends Of Dean Martinez: Retrograde - Hilfe

Friends Of Dean Martinez - Retrograde

Cover von Retrograde
Friends Of Dean Martinez

Label Sub Pop
Erstveröffentlichung 24.06.1997
Format CD
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 7,95 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)

Zweite CD der Tucson Band um Bill Elm. Die Giant Sand Posse war hier schon nicht mehr dabei. Zwölf instrumentale Stimmungsbilder mit einer flirrenden Steel, die die Hitze der Wüste und das Feeling in Arizona plastisch rüberbringen. Die perfekte Ergänzung zu den Calexico Platten.
„Da schnarrt und klöppelt der Rhythmus, trifft spanische Folklore auf relaxtes Southwest-Feeling, mit allen Klischees von Wüste, Highway und Sonnenuntergang. Die Steel Guitar hat das Sagen und macht jeden Gesang überflüssig.“ (Rolling Stone. 4 Sterne)


„The Friends Of Dean Martinezþs debut, The Shadow Of Our Smile, was released two years ago. Prior to that, the band was renowned for its live sets, which included versions of cabaret musts "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Moon River." Accordingly, the Tucson, Arizona, group was lumped in with the lounge-core scene in its press coverage. The Friends, however, set out to prove they were far more serious than their press would suggest. The next few singles featured a prominent Southwestern flair and even some vocals. Then, just after recording Retrograde, guitarist/songwriter Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino left the Friends for the greener pastures of their own group, Calexico, leaving steel guitarist Bill Elm to man the ropes and put the next album together. The songs chosen for Retrograde are less outwardly playful and more introspective than those on the debut, evoking images and emotions in a soundtrack fashion. Many of the songs travel down a Southwestern musical path, but in a much less overt fashion than the Friendsþ earlier song

but then, everything here is more subtle, from the whine of Elmþs pedal steel, which guides the drifting tunes, to the tinkling vibraphones and soothing horns. Travel down a dusty road blaring ûûCabeza De Mojadoûû and ûûAsk The Dust,ûû or park the car by the side of the road and swing so the one dance tune, ûûMonte Carlo.ûû” (CMJ)
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