воскресенье, 3 ноября 2013 г.

Lincoln Durham - Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous (2013 Droog Records) 

Artist: Lincoln Durham
Album: Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous
CD Baby / Droog Records
Catalog #: 5638171965
Released: Oct. 22, 2013
Country: US
Genre: Rock, Roots Rock, Blues
Duration: 00:31:46

AUSTIN, TX – Lincoln Durham’s seamless Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous scorches (“Sinner”) and seethes (“Strike Us Down”) with unwavering force. The singular songwriter’s new collection showcases a rapidly rising talent unquestionably coming into his own (“Ballad of a Prodigal Son”).
“We all wander through this shattered old world getting more glass in our feet,” Durham growls early on, “leaving bloody tracks everywhere we turn like a morbid hide-and-go-seek.” “I write the emotions that I’m feeling at the time,” he says. “This album was full of angst and anger and resentment, piss and vinegar. Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous is a poetic way of saying I’m distancing myself from all the people I felt stabbed me in the back. This album is my release to the demons I was facing.”
His haunting backdrops simply speak volumes. Durham’s driving guttural beats backbone howling instrumentation throughout the album. The result: He effortlessly transcends genres with dark narratives as sharp as Steinbeck (“Rise in the River”) and poetic as Poe (“Beautifully Sewn, Violently Torn”). Durham’s thunderclap immediacy clearly shakes souls and turns heads.
“Lincoln plays guitar like a grown man,” legendary songwriter (and ace guitarist) James McMurtry says. “Like the howl of the wind and rumble of a thunderstorm,” echoes singular songwriter Hayes Carll, “Lincoln Durham's music is raw and real, the way it should be.”
Add: Swiftly evolving. Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous doubles down on early influences (Townes Van Zandt, Muddy Waters) with even more eclectic resources (Nick Cave, Tom Waits). “I’m starting to change directions in my writing style and coming into my own,” Durham says. “I think I’ve found who I am musically and my voice. I’ve really adopted the one-man band thing and it’s caught legs.”
Witness his fiery and furious hurricane force live show. “I’m a one-man band but have a big, beefy full-band sound,” he says. “It’s loud, obnoxious and it’s not a show you’re gonna slow dance or fall in love to. It’s a lot of dark music for dark people, very electrified with the kick drum, floor tom, the snare, the fiddle, the banjo, a harmonica, a cigar box guitar. It’s a sideshow. Come out and see what you think.”

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01. Ballad of a Prodigal Son 02:19
02. Rise in the River 02:54
03. Annie Departee 04:12
04. Beautifully Sewn, Violently Torn 03:05
05. Stupid Man 02:59
06. Strike Us Down 01:58
07. Keep On Allie 04:00
08. Sinner 04:18
09. Exodus Waltz 02:35
10. Mama 03:26

Alissa Durham - Handclapping, Vocals (Background)
Lincoln Durham - Banjo, Composer, Fiddle, Guitars, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Wind Chimes
Andrew Hernandez - Engineer, Vocals (Background)
Dave Huffman - Engineer
Steve McPherson - Photography
Bob Olhsson - Mastering
George Reiff - Engineer, Handclapping, Kalimba, Mixing, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Rick Richards - Drums, Handclapping, Percussion
Stephan Schmitt - Inside Photo

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