Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dead Western - S/T

This is just plain's something like the Chocolate Rain guy, I can't imagine Troy from Dead Western singing this. Is it that same kind of singing out of the corner of his mouth...really deep, like it's painfull. Inhaling some kind of anti-helium. The kind of singing no one could reproduce. Is someone manipulating the tape? It's warbly, kind of low, slowed down.

You are really taking a chance when you make music like this. It's one thing to have a unique sound, or arrangement, but you are asking a lot of a listener to accept this really crazy voice. I don't think you can really imagine it, go have a listen on his
myspace page.
Now take that voice, sing in a falsetto and layer it, and your into Devendra Bandhart territory. It's beyond anything I want to hear over and over. This will have it's devoted followers I'm sure, but I don't think I can be one of them.
And how is this recreated live? That could be a deal breaker as well, it could be compelling enough to turn me around, but this will take work. It's not an easy sell by a long shot.
The 7" itself is clear vinyl. Nice.

PS, US A haunting, bewildering, beautiful voice, reminiscent of Scott Walker (circa Climate of Hunter). This bellowing voice, like an ancient reptile, slithers & wraps itself around the most tender acoustic melodies. Limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl w/ die-cut, full color sleeves.
On parasol
or Weird Forest


  1. Anonymous5:14 AM

    hello!! This is the man behind the music.. I assure you that there are not any sound manipulations in the recorded voice. I encourage you to see a performance when you have the opportunity to. It is quite an experience, for all involved. I think that after the performance, you will understand much more clearly what it is that I am going for, and will have a much better idea of whether you're on board or not.
    all the best,

  2. Troy, consider me added to your mailing list, now I have to see this performed live.