Monday, October 27, 2008

The Black Heart Procession - 3


Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Touch and Go Records, 2000
Genre: dark indie, post-rock
From: San Diego, California
LIYL: Steve Von Till, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Pygmy Lush, Human Bell, Three Mile Pilot, Iron & Wine, Gutter Twins, The Doors
Website : Myspace

"Black Heart Procession is from San Diego, but sounds like a band comprised of the lonesome abandoned children of some lost Faulkner novel who have continued living in their decrepit, dilapidated family mansion for years since the tragic deaths of their aristocratic parents. The band's core members -- Pall Jenkins and Tobias Nathaniel of Three Mile Pilot fame -- enlist numerous friends and acquaintances from the San Diego scene to play various instruments, so the band's roster can sometimes swell to as many as eight performers. On five full-length albums, The Black Heart Procession has used saws, stripped-down unconventional percussion, Wurlitzer piano, subtle Moog, and other nontraditional instrumentation to create the kind of carnivalesque dirges we've come to expect from Tom Waits over the years. But the voices here are younger, and their owners' wounds are fresher, and somehow you're inclined to think that their tendency is to revel in the pain rather than kill it with whiskey. While slowly evolving in style from album to album, BHP has remained creepy and unsettling, tragic and exhausted, cold and very sad. Yet they've always been a rumbled elegance, a touch of the debonair, and a flair for small bits of dark melodrama, which might be the wild card that keeps you coming back for more."
Jesse Ashlock -epitonic.com

11 comments:

Zsiadue said...

Please fix the download link ;*

Carmello Café said...

Yes, please!!!!

thirdeye said...

I Will have to third that proposal!

soundweave said...

shit! link fixed

Eddie said...

sorry, was the link fixed? is it in a diff location? It's still not working for me...:(

soundweave said...

yes it was fixed. still is fixed

Carmello Café said...

Many, many, many thanks!
Obrigado!

Eddie said...
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Eddie said...

sorry about that. all good now :p can't wait to hear it
thanks a lot!

Chairmaker said...

Great stuff. I like all the associated bands- 3 mile pilot(the best), pinback, etc.- a lot too.

Zer0_II said...

I thought I should warn you that Touch And Go are notorious for filing DMCA takedown notices against bloggers. At the very least they will demand that you remove their content if they happen across this. I generally try to avoid posting anything by TAG on my own blog. Thanks for the great music. Take care.

Zer0_II