Wednesday, December 19, 2007

THE DEAD TEXAN - THE DEAD TEXAN (2004)


BEAUTIFUL, SLUMBERING COMPOSITIONS
ARTIST``````````````THE DEAD TEXAN
ALBUM`````````````
`THE DEAD TEXAN
GENRE``````````````SPACE ROCK/MINIMAL
YEAR````````````````2004

MY VIEW:
If you like Stars of the Lid as much as I do you should get yourself this fine album. Adam Waltzie (The Dead Texan in question) made only a slight departure from that famous Stars of Lid's drone minimal sound. A bit more guitars here and there and a tiny portion of recognizible voice layers make this album different enough.

A solid, wave riding piece of solo work.


ALBUM REVIEW:
The solo entry from Adam Wiltzie -- best known as one-half of Stars of the Lid -- comes under the nom de rock the Dead Texan and exists as less of a song cycle than an imaginary movie score. Accompanied with a DVD of seven videos made by filmmaker Christina Vantzos only asserts this notion, but Wiltzie's guitar-based art is equally if not better suited to stand on its own. Beautiful, slumbering compositions get peculiar titles like "The 6 Million Dollar Sandwich" and "A Chronicle of Early Failures." If the lush, piano-flushed "La Ballade d'Alain Georges" is the finest of the instrumental tracks, Wiltzie's two intimate vocal pieces (the organ-bolstered "Glenn's Goo" and the ambient shoegazer-ish "The Struggle") are easily the disc's highlights.

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5 comments:

Leander said...

Thanks for this! It's a great album.

Panda Stuffer said...

Enjoy:)

Vretende Zebra said...

Panda,

Have you heard of Colleen?
French girl makin' electronic/organic sampled ambient stuff.
Hauntingly beautiful. "Everyone alive wants answers" was a real eye opener to me.

Zebra

Panda Stuffer said...

Hey Zebra,

thanks for that Colleen album it is beautiful, I will post it definitely:)

Alec said...

Link broken :(

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