Wednesday, September 12, 2012

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! Further explorations of the music we're inclined to has led us to Saarbrücken, Germany, where Sebastian Haas & Christian Berghoff create sounds together as Pretty Lightning !

Their album, There Are Witches in the Woods, is out on Finnish label Fonal Records, (both as a CD and vinyl.) The record, to these ears, seems haunted. Haunted by the spirits of old blues wailers, dusty back rooms and the roads which lead there, the smell of burning wire, and the propulsive effects of drumming dating back to Celtic founding of their city. Compared, quite often, to The Black Keys, perhaps more due to their two-man setup, I do hear the Wooden Shjips/Moon Duo/Dead Meadow comparisons more. Again, by way of propulsion...
Proof? Here or, an overview of the album:

For those who choose to cross this Alte Brücke there'll be no coming back the same way. You've changed.

You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Monday from 1 to 3 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

1 comment:

Cliff. said...

Hi Valis, Just een listening to these guys, fab sounds to these ears of mine. Meci for the introduction.