Languid dream-folksters Cowboy Junkies released their trickling classic The Trinity Sessions in 1988. To celebrate the thirty-year anniversary, Deadbeat (Scott Monteith) & (Fatima) Camara, both Canadian Berliners, have covered the the whole thing for your neo-nostalgic listening pleasure. Sounds like electronic slowcore.
Vinyl Double LP £22.49 CST141LP
180g vinyl 2LP on Constellation. Comes with artworked inners and art print poster.
- Includes download code
CD £11.49 CST141CD
CD on Constellation housed in a custom mini-gatefold paperboard jacket.
Back in the early 2000s a series of clever clogs with time on their hands at some American University or other decided to translate the silences and squeaks made by the puppet duo of Sooty and Sweep into actual words. It ranks as one of the most pointless exercises ever undertaken. My first thoughts when reading the backstory of this album by DJ and dub-inflected minimal techno-electronica recording artist Deadbeat and singer Fatima Camara.
The duo have taken it upon themselves to cover, in its entirety, Cowboy Junkies 1988 album The Trinity Sessions. Now given that the album itself contained no less than six covers or traditional songs, this is a kind of cover of a cover in many places. The Trinity Sessions is of course brilliant - there's absolutely no need to do anything with it. I'm entirely unconvinced by their version of Misguided Angel which seems to take the original and make it..well.. out of tune. Could be intentional but the vocals sound flat and off key which at best only lends a kind of eerie Lynchian feel to it.
It seems from tracks like Blue Moon that a lot of its eerieness is entirely intentional. They've taken the mysterious but loveable original and kind of skewed it which makes sense if you want a ghostly Grouper-ish take on the original record. But it's kind of misguided in that the beauty is taken away and what you end up with is a kind of distorted hall of mirrors take on the original record. It's not without the odd but of merit and if you like the original record you may be fascinated in how they've weirded the record out but just like the people who spent years putting dialogue on Sweep's squeaks - its kinda hard to see the point.
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