The Gentleman Losers ‎– Dustland

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City Centre Offices ‎– Towerblock 043
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Tracklist

A1 Honey Bunch
A2 Silver Water Ripples
A3 The Echoing Green
A4 Ballad Of Sparrow Young
A5 Bonetown Boys
A6 Lullaby Of Dustland
B1 Midnight Of The Garden Trees
B2 Farandole
B3 Spider Lily
B4 Wind In Black Trees
B5 Pebble Beach

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  • Barcode: 880918038810

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Towerblock CD 043 The Gentleman Losers Dustland(12xFile, FLAC, Album) City Centre Offices Towerblock CD 043 Germany 2009
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ctdub74

ctdub74

May 24, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

This record is a bit of an enigma. Coming to the band fresh without hearing their previous outing I had no preconceptions, and it is really a unique listen. One day it might hit the sweet spot and then another it'll sound like your 12 year old music group jamming in their bedroom. It has a sparse, almost naive arrangement style, and the guitar playing comes somewhere between improvised and half-composed. What it gives up in style it strives to compensate for in substance and atmosphere (I hate to use the word "ambient" as it is in danger of becoming the most over-employed adjective in the English language in relation to emotive and beatless music, but this record warrants the tag, albeit with simple folky instruments.

It sounds as if it's aiming to replace the Neil Young soundtrack to 'Dead Man'. It doesn't really come close, but then again not much does when it comes to Neil Young's ST for the film. That's how much I rate it. As often happens, those striving for the heights can have problems trying to make the ascent, sometimes with tragic consequences. Hopefully they'll have better luck, and fewer fatalities, next time they try.