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Sunday, 21.07.2013, 20:20
oh what a night...
Howe Gelb (USA)
Vast expanses of our globe are covered by a large number of deserts. But there's only one artist that can put their life and secrets to sound and that's catman Howe Gelb of Giant Sand.
We usually don't kiss and tell but he's one of the world class musicians that regularly visits our oasis and likes to play our watering hole for less buck for the bang than he would normally get, again and forever we hope, and we cannot thank him enough for it.
Call him the Lawrence of The Desert Sound, he's a free soul and wild at heart - «endlessly restlessly wanderlusted encrusted» - and most of all, he's a gifted and committed improvisor: «It's important to do something every evening that hasn't been rehearsed before» he offers, which means you never know what you're going to get but get you will.
Because live, this guy's music and performance is something to behold, tender and poetic and then blistering with spine-tingling force and  epic sound configurations, then short and straight and sweet or again howling and screaming and scratching you like a desert sandstorm getting into your eyes in the blinding light. His music blew you away before and you're in for a dusting again because he constantly re-invents himself in front of your unbelieving eyes. His newest album is «Dust Bowl» and on it he makes the desert bloom and he makes it come alive with a sound that will probe and drench and enliven the sierras of your soul. Dig your feet into the sand, it's not only music that quenches your  thirst, it also wiggles the prickly ears of the Nopal Cactus, entices the Gila Monster to a mating dance and pierces the armour of any Armadillo - as well as yours.
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