Saturday, August 16, 2008

Two Lone Swordsmen - From The Double Gone Chapel (2004)

Electronic music heavy hitters Andrew Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood teamed up after Weatherall's former project Sabres of Paradise came to its conclusion. These Brits are a marvelous combination of electro-techno and post-punk that feels completely soaked in Suicide's influence. From The Double Gone Chapel was made after four years without any new material releases, and it represents a shift in the two artists' ideas for the band. There is a much more heavy reliance upon guitars than previously heard. This is the case for several songs, but achieves remarkable outcomes in some like "The Lurch" that literally feels like it is crawling on your back. A treasure to be found therein is the most wonderful cover of "Sex Beat," originally by Gun Club. The latter section of the album, basically from "The Valve" onwards feels more electronic than the post-punk laden beginning. I don't think this hurts the album, but gives the musicians the ability to show off their skills in both areas whilst not disrupting the flow. I'm not sure who the lady is that sings on the track "Taste Of Our Flames" but she's fantastic. While not be an Earth-shattering experience, I do feel this is a praiseworthy album.

To be had here (160 kbps):
Two Lone Swordsmen - Form The Double Gone Chapel

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