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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

...How many of us Sing?

...each totemic ancestor, while traveling through the country, was thought to have scattered a trail of words and musical notes along the line of his footprints, and how these Dreaming-tracks lay over the land as "ways" of communication between the most far-flung tribes. A song was both map and direction finder. Providing you knew the song, you could always find your way across country....

(from the inlay detail of the album cover - Songlines)

Saw the Derek Trucks Band a few weeks back. The shy maestro did not utter a single word during the show, only meticulously picking the notes n sliding through spacetime. Ah...
The band was also in a very tight mood, I was really floored by Mattison's energetic but relaxed vocal efforts..
Wish to catch them again very very soon....

The recent album *Songlines* can be a great substitute to get high. Trucks in pretty restrained in the first half of the album (very few guitar players do this to me - play a few and leave some notes to play in unconscious minds, like Kimock does) but sooner he starts his live staple -"sahib teri bandi" the album and the maestro start revealing themselves song by song. Amazing R&B feel-good-factor, with a midas texture of African rhythm section painted with some fresh Indian laid back bends. Mattison with/without any squabble is the best vocalist in the current jam circuit. Check him out.

This podcasts contain studio versions of the songs uploaded from the album. My favorite track is the last one. For a note, a nice review of the album is here.

5 Comments:

Blogger Pravin said...

:) the strumming was nice

2:08 PM  
Blogger wildflower seed said...

beautiful...

10:46 AM  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

@pravin
thanks for dropping by :)
@ws
its a beautiful album...brilliant song-structures, tight jamming, nice vocal and you-know-who the slide monk @his best.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Arun said...

groovy man! thanks! I dig that cat! :D

btw, fader is covering jerry garcia on their recent issue. Can dwl the issue here for free. High Megs alert!
http://thefader.cachefly.net/thefader_issue46.pdf

page 50 onwards. they have a nice timeline chart too! Devendra Barnbhatt has a nice perspective on the dead and their lyrics. WFS, take note. :)

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