Friday, October 12, 2007
The music behind Guitars from Nothing (PT)
People have said they can find traces of Ennio Morricone on it; others, Clint Eastwood’s westerns or even Robert Rodriguez’s imaginary worlds.

I, as many others, have mentioned the so-flavoured “western fado” sound, the spaghetti western colours and all the other unusual and incredibly creative ingredients to be found on their music.

I’m sorry I quite forgot to tell you who I’m talking about. After the release of their astonishing debut album, Vol. I, and last year’s superb second album, Vol. II: Quando a Alma Nao e’ Pequena, Dead Combo are back with Guitars from Nothing, their third album, which after all, is their first one. Confused? Well, you shouldn’t be.

Guitars from Nothing, released some weeks ago on Rastilho, is a 500 copies limited vinyl record that collects To Trips’ first experiments, drawing the path to what would become later on, their first adventure as Dead Combo. We were, at this time, on the year 2002. As you go further on these 20 something minutes, you can feel the soul behind their music, that special feeling and unique sound you experience once you play any of their former releases.

With 13 tracks divided into A and B sides, we are offered a total of 11 new tracks, some of them already presented in some live acts. Without the contribution of Pedro Goncalves’ double bass, it feels so good to discover the first steps of what has become one of the most interesting new acts on Portuguese music.

Ladies and gentlemen, please open up the curtains and let these Guitars from Nothing light up your day. Discover the wonders behind Ribot, Tejo Walking, the melancholy of Electrica Cadente and the colours of Fiji Dreams.

In case you’re arrived a bit too late, drop by their site, where you can listen to these 13 tracks.

"....They play Lisbon, the city of the countryside, chimneys and white domes, sceneries of a lost past, the fado, the loiter western, all together in a voodoo of emotions, the Tagus river, misplaced lovers, abandoned angels in the crossroads of destiny, flowers with misplaced colours, saints, burning hot chambers, naked guitars, thrown on the street, double basses on fire, top hats, chickens on the loose and things that roll on the street...."

Boys and girls....... Quando A Alma Nao E' Pequena


posted by SKL @ 4:05 PM  
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