Sunday, June 15, 2014

Peter Hamill/Gary Lucas “Other World”

(Esoteric/Cherry Red) One kind of art rocker meets another and the results are arty, but not particularly “out there,” so to speak. The duo one might call Van der Beefheart Generator makes moody, sometimes spacey, sometimes gloomy, spare harmonic minimalist folk ballads. Even the bounciest ‘rocker’ on the album  (the fingerpickin’ “This Is Showbiz”) are still pretty delicate, and somehow the noisy feedback track (“Means to an End”) is quiet and precious. Maybe this is not Other Wolrd-ly, but it’s all pretty exquisite.

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