DEAD WESTERN: Everything, Eternally CD Discorporate
The west coast of America has produced some pretty strange outfits over the years and Dead Western are of no exception, even terming their genre as ‘New Weird America’, though they generally fall under the Psychofolk banner aurally speaking.
‘Everything, Eternally’ is a hard album to review personally. Don’t get me wrong I do have a soft spot for a lot of country artists out there, after all who doesn’t like a spot of Johnny Cash now and then? I often listen to Jessie Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter a fair bit too, but this leans way to far into territories I do not venture and whilst there is obviously a market for this act, they simply do not whet my palette enough.
The closest line I can pencil this release to is Leonard Cohen, whom is someone that I have the greatest respect for as an artist, but again would not listen to in my own time. Troy Mighty and his cohorts have many a trick up their sleeves artistically speaking and the production is as warm and as generous as you would expect from the genre.
Pleasant in its own right, displaying some true mastery of their instrumentation and if peculiar, obscure and dark Country & Western is your thing then you really won’t go far wrong in getting your mitts on this.