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Recording:
 

Lungs Dirt & Dreams

 
 
Artist:
 

Damon Moon & the Whispering Drifters

 
 
Label:
 

Adair Park Records

 
 
Release Date:
  21.February.2012  
 
Reviewed by:
  Indoor Miner  
         
 
Rating:
   
         
 
Review:
 

I first came across Damon Moon & the Whispering Drifters whilst 'Hoovering Up The Random Sounds' (that's reviewing individual tracks in lay-man's terms) for EvilSponge. Now I've come across quite a number of goodies along the way, but their Loose Ends was definitely amongst the finest so far, so when the album winged its way in my direction, it's fair to say that I wasn't going to object.

I remember remarking that Loose Ends was more mellow than a lot of what I had been listening to of late, but it had a hypnotic feel that I found very appealing. It turns out that Lungs Dirt & Dreams was recorded in a log cabin atop Glassy Mountain, which perhaps goes some way to explaining how Loose Ends and much else here sounds so atmospheric. And whilst I don't think there's anything on the album that is better than the aforementioned number, it certainly transpires that they've got more than one decent song. The title track and Restless Roads, which sounds not unlike Black Rebel Motorcycle Club playing one of their slower tunes, both have big dramatic intros designed to get your attention before things settle down when the song itself commences. The acoustic The Fool is another highlight it could almost be a Goats Head Soup period Stones ballad, a description that could also be applied to a couple of other numbers here for that matter. The album ends with the lengthily titled We Make Our Own Traditions, Homesick Blues, which due to its nice use of space and soaring chorus manages to marry a feeling of desolation with a sense of yearning. It's a good number to end the album and is more proof that Damon and his Whispering Drifters are onto something here.

 
         
 
Related Links:
 

Label: http://www.adairparkrecordings.com/
Band Links: http://lungsdirtanddreams.com/
   http://dmatwd.bandcamp.com/

 
         

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