Microblind Harvestmen - Songs & Instrumentals From Death Bottom Slide

Songs & Instrumentals From Death Bottom Slide

Microblind Harvestmen

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 14 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 14 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 14 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Microblind Harvestmen - Songs & Instrumentals From Death Bottom Slide

After 2 1/2 years of a seemingly endless stream of releases, Robert Horton shows no signs of slowing down. The inevitable question of "What next?" may crop up from time to time, but with the launch of Microblind Harvestmen's debut album, "Songs & Instruments From Death Bottom Slide," Horton punches back with resounding fury. Joining up with long-time collaborator and fiddler-extraordinaire, Hal Huges, this duo is plowing through fresh, new ground on their way to a mud-soaked heaven.

"Songs & Instruments From Death Bottom Slide" has been in the works for over 20 years now, with the first remnants begun as far back as 1983. This is music that is lost in time, however, spanning countless eras and cultures, and melting them all together into a giant, boiling mess. As with most things Robert Horton does, his hand is the guiding force that keeps the album flowing. But Hughes' contributions are just as vital: stunning fiddle work that is a perfect slice of Americana along with drops of mandolin and banjo to light the leaf-covered path.

Horton and Hughes mix a range of originals with a number of traditional tunes turned completely on their heads. "Hellblazer" may have its root in the Old West, but Microblind's version is a spastic exorcism of wailing horns and screeching violins, flowing like a river of sound underneath the duo's parched vocals. This raucous romp through burning crops and the backwoods blows up into the harmonica-tinged, banjo tune "Innermost Friend." It sounds like an unearthed document from 75 years ago, left to rot in a bourbon cellar in Tennessee. Music like this doesn't just appear, it takes time to properly age.

Microblind Harvestmen are the rare creature, like those only found in a few places in nature, that manages to avoid simple classification. This is drone. This is raga. This is folk. This is free-jazz. This is pure, covered-in-dirt, dancing-in-the-rain psychedelia. The death bottom slide is a riveting world, finally unleashed after years in the barren wilderness.

Reviews

"He has a deft touch as a producer, both in his solo work and in collaboration, and the diversity of his output is united by his sensitivity to sound teture and his ability to situate recorded sounds in space ... The variety of the means ensures you never hear the same thing twice, but there's no hint of dilletantism" - Bruce Russell, The Wire

"This meditative piece is a fitting finale to a cycle of songs that continually venture into cathartic regions. Horton covers a lot of territory with this album, hazing it all with a gauze of glory and wonder." - Matthew Amundsen, Brainwashe

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGI042DD)
  1. Microblind Harvestmen - Hey Mr. Railroad Man
  2. Microblind Harvestmen - Carbon Molecule Strut
  3. Microblind Harvestmen - A Little Something
  4. Microblind Harvestmen - Then, For Afters
  5. Microblind Harvestmen - Falling Off Hurdy Gurdy Mountain
  6. Microblind Harvestmen - Kitty Up the Creek
  7. Microblind Harvestmen - Hellblazer
  8. Microblind Harvestmen - Innermost Friend
  9. Microblind Harvestmen - Reaction to the Past
  10. Microblind Harvestmen - Just a Wide Place in the Road
  11. Microblind Harvestmen - Petaluma Petal Pushers
  12. Microblind Harvestmen - Same Say Ah
  13. Microblind Harvestmen - Firing the Bursh
  14. Microblind Harvestmen - Death Bottom Slide Mix

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Hey Mr. Railroad Man 5m 21s £0.75
2 Carbon Molecule Strut 5m 33s £0.75
3 A Little Something 2m 26s £0.75
4 Then, For Afters 4m 9s £0.75
5 Falling Off Hurdy Gurdy Mountain 9m 14s N/A N/A
6 Kitty Up the Creek 2m 18s £0.75
7 Hellblazer 5m 10s £0.75
8 Innermost Friend 3m 18s £0.75
9 Reaction to the Past 3m 47s £0.75
10 Just a Wide Place in the Road 5m 52s £0.75
11 Petaluma Petal Pushers 5m 53s £0.75
12 Same Say Ah 3m 58s £0.75
13 Firing the Bursh 8m 39s £0.75
14 Death Bottom Slide Mix 3m 6s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (14 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
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flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Hey Mr. Railroad Man 5m 21s £0.75
2 Carbon Molecule Strut 5m 33s £0.75
3 A Little Something 2m 26s £0.75
4 Then, For Afters 4m 9s £0.75
5 Falling Off Hurdy Gurdy Mountain 9m 14s N/A N/A
6 Kitty Up the Creek 2m 18s £0.75
7 Hellblazer 5m 10s £0.75
8 Innermost Friend 3m 18s £0.75
9 Reaction to the Past 3m 47s £0.75
10 Just a Wide Place in the Road 5m 52s £0.75
11 Petaluma Petal Pushers 5m 53s £0.75
12 Same Say Ah 3m 58s £0.75
13 Firing the Bursh 8m 39s £0.75
14 Death Bottom Slide Mix 3m 6s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (14 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Hey Mr. Railroad Man 5m 21s £0.75
2 Carbon Molecule Strut 5m 33s £0.75
3 A Little Something 2m 26s £0.75
4 Then, For Afters 4m 9s £0.75
5 Falling Off Hurdy Gurdy Mountain 9m 14s N/A N/A
6 Kitty Up the Creek 2m 18s £0.75
7 Hellblazer 5m 10s £0.75
8 Innermost Friend 3m 18s £0.75
9 Reaction to the Past 3m 47s £0.75
10 Just a Wide Place in the Road 5m 52s £0.75
11 Petaluma Petal Pushers 5m 53s £0.75
12 Same Say Ah 3m 58s £0.75
13 Firing the Bursh 8m 39s £0.75
14 Death Bottom Slide Mix 3m 6s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (14 tracks) £6.99