I clicked “play” on The Carrier by Dirtwire (David Satori (Beats Antique) and Evan Fraser (Stellamara)), with a good deal of curiosity, and, based on the cover art, expecting something heavy and dissonant and dark, maybe an experimental noise space opera set in a dystopian future. As it turns out I was wrong. Well, mostly wrong: heavy and dark in places, yes, dissonant experimental noise, no. (That said: I do like dissonant experimental noise space operas and they are also welcome in my inbox.)
Anyway. Back to the music at hand, which is a refreshing fusion of Appalachian and world rhythms – experimental noise in its own way, perhaps – which I have already listened to on repeat three times. This is the good stuff, y’all, go on and get it.
Some examples to whet your appetite:
Only One, a slow-burn stomper, which you can have for the cost of your email address:
Yunan, an instrumental number that mixes and matches twanging strings and hand-claps to delicious effect:
And finally Bottles, which, okay, maybe could be part of a dystopian space opera, what with all the cold echoes: