Artist / Band / Musician
Electroacoustic / Acousmatic - Tape music / Americana
DIRTMUSIC is CHRIS ECKMAN, HUGO RACE and CHRIS BROKAW.
Dirtmusic - 'BKO' (album out 19 April 2010 on Glitterhouse Records)
"Opener 'Black Gravity' is typical, with the parched tone and slow camel-gait of Tuareg desert-blues supporting English and Tamashek verses offering different apprehensions of haunting alienation." **** The Independent
"A collection of dusty, yearning songs growled out over a nicely fused acoustic/ electric mix incorporating Touareg rhythms and chants . The atmosphere is infectious." *** Uncut
"A spirited exercise . the sinuous chants and chooglin' rhythms of 'Black Gravity', 'Unknowable's' liquid guitars, the densely textured 'Lives We Did Not Live', bend occidental blues-rock into genuinely exotic shapes." *** Mojo
"One of the 'most’ albums I have heard in so long: most musical, most complex, most intriguing, most original and, above all, most enjoyable." ***** Music News"
"A different take on African rock [and] another sign that rock musicians are taking on a global outlook . it's not Africa subsumed by the west but a genuine, equal meeting." fRoots
"The local rhythms providing a structure and the Velvet Underground's 'All Tomorrow's Parties' [goes] surprisingly well with the handclaps and ululations." The Word
"An album that you should be paying attention to." *** Artrocker
"Dusty, stripped-down rock." **** Financial Times
"American indie-rock felicitously reflected through an African lens . [the album] really does combine the best of two worlds in often quite thrilling fashion." *** Songlines
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