23 July 2014

Donnie & Joe Emerson - Give Me A Chance

This ebbs & flows & finds an otherness in its very grooves so much so that I thought for ages that this was some kind of Can session outtake; the drums keep everything in a kind of perpetually slow check, as if the other instruments works slide off & start doing unspeakable things in dark corners... That said, this has the essential lightness of touch of Can (a much underrated quality in that band & one massively missed in bands who think they're imitative). This breezes by, flutters across sludge, feels not a million black stars away from the likes of Shuggie Otis circa Ah Uh Mi Hed...

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