The Gentleman Losers ‎– Dustland

Genre:
Style:
Year:

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Towerblock 043 The Gentleman Losers Dustland(LP, Album) City Centre Offices Towerblock 043 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Towerblock CD 043 The Gentleman Losers Dustland(12xFile, FLAC, Album) City Centre Offices Towerblock CD 043 Germany 2009
Towerblock CD 043 The Gentleman Losers Dustland(CD, Album) City Centre Offices Towerblock CD 043 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
TOWERBLOCK CD 043 The Gentleman Losers Dustland(CD, Album, Promo) City Centre Offices TOWERBLOCK CD 043 Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 2 Reviews

Add Review

ctdub74

ctdub74

May 24, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Dustland, LP, Album, Towerblock 043

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.
liffarome

liffarome

October 23, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Dustland, CD, Album, Towerblock CD 043

Is nice, but compared to the previous album is not so good. I really miss the nice drum loops and guitar arrangements they did before, sad melodies and slow drums made you feel you were into the song but things turned out to be more experimental now.
For me too many tracks are just pure noise and strings only a few have drum but overall is a good album to listen once in while.
Thanks for your time, Liffarome. BsAs, Argentina