Howe Gelb is on good and evil a rodehoved. On the ’Gathered’ is the most good.
Since 1985, the seasoned ørkenrotte from Arizona released a long streak of fortumlede plates in both his own name and as frontman for the, not least, the group Giant Sand.
Chaos and a relaxed attitude to quality control is his mandatory characteristics, which through the years has been fairly equally charming and frustrating, when you have been trying to enjoy his dented prærieblues, shimmering americana and dusty rock’n’roll.
The now 62-year-old spasmager is on his show matured musically with a generally more jazzy and pianobåret expression on his latest album, which subdued ’Gathered’ partly continues the sound from the added Gelbs usual trends to both the trickery and prevented the sell-off.
the Numbers are recorded in among others Amsterdam, Dublin and Copenhagen, but they are now quite well together.
Especially on the album's first half, where a sensually swaying her interpretation of Leonard cohen's ’A Thousand Kisses Deep’ with the assistance of M. Ward impresses deeply.
Gelbs daughter Talula sings a wonderful version of the classic ’Moon River’, while several of the protagonist's own vignettes, songs and intermezzoer is specious on the thrown and careless manner, the veteran just mastered.
Rifftunge ’Anna’ falls, however, through and through, and yet a pretentious effort of Kira Skov weighing bagatellen ’Presumptuous’.
Gelb has done it again. On good and evil.
the Cover for Howe Gelbs current album, 'Gathered', which contains 15 tracks and has a playing time of 49 minutes.