Thursday, May 13, 2010

Song of The Day #017

"Whiskey On The Grave" by Spiral Joy Band

This Song of The Day kind of stands for the entire, amazing, thoughtful compilation it comes from--Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life and Work of Jack Rose--but I did choose this particular selection for a reason. At 22 minutes, this song is a beast to get through, but it's a thoroughly rewarding listen. It's a bit drone-y, a bit free jazz-y, a bit folk-y--well it's mostly drone. There are some really beautiful textures mixed with some harsher ones, and a light ambient crowd noise underneath the drone adds to the piece's personality. It moves well for a 22-minuter and is a nice--albeit abstract--tribute to the late great Jack Rose.

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