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Dirtmusic: Troubles
Buy! - (Glitterbeat)
Originally a trio with Chris Brokaw (who has since left the band), Dirtmusic carries on a duo comprised of Seattle’s Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts) and Australian multi-instrumentalist Hugo Race (who was also an early member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). Their third album was recorded in Bamako, Mali with Malian musicians and vocalists, and the end result is a seamless, wholly successful blend of various Malian styles and brooding, atmospheric rock, with lyrics touching upon the conflict with radical Islamists in northern Mali. 7/3/2013 - Don Yates