Drones


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Here Come the Lies (2002), 6.5/10
Wait Long by the River (2005), 7/10
Gala Mill (2006), 6/10
Havilah (2009), 6/10
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The Drones, an Australian quartet formed by Gareth Liddiard and and guitarist Rui Pereira, were heirs to the local tradition of garage-rock (Radio Birdman, Died Pretty, Saints, Beasts Of Bourbon, Lime Spiders, Scientists) and to the many offshoots of Nick Cave's Bad Seeds (Crime And The City Solution, These Immortal Souls). They debuted with Here Come the Lies (2002), a tour de force of distorted garage-rock, equally split between covers and originals.
Tracks: 1. "The Cockeyed Lowlife of the Highlands" - 3:41 2. "Dekalb Blues" - 5:06 (Leadbelly) 3. "The Downbound Train" - 7:50 (Tom Waits) 4. "I'd Been Told" - 7:02 5. "New Kind of Kick" - 4:28 (Cramps) 6. "I Walked Across the Dam" - 8:06 7. "Motherless Children" - 4:58 8. "Hell and Heydevils" - 8:02 9. "The Scrap Iron Sky" - 4:47 10. "The Island" - 5:13 11. "Six Ways to Sunday" - 7:20 (Rise Against) 12. "The Country of Love" - 5:34

The folk and blues foundations of their sound surfaced on Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float (Shock, 2005), when the musicians decided to focus on the stories and not on the noise. If the first album harked back to the glorious tradition of Australian garage-rock, the second album adopted the existential, gothic and rustic overtones of Gun Club (Shark Fin Blues and You Don't Really Care).
Tracks: 1 Shark Fin Blues5:43 2 Baby3:35 3 The Best You Can Believe In7:36 4 Locust6:40 5 You Really Don't Care4:41 6 Sitting On The Edge Of The Bed Cryin'7:38 7 The Freedom In The Loot6:17 8 Another Rousing Chorus You Idiots!!!5:57 9 This Time5:35

Gala Mill (2006) was, by their standards, almost polished and slow (Jezebel).

Havilah (ATP, 2009), with guitarist Dan Luscombe replacing Rui Pereira, lost quite a bit of the energy of the previous albums (Nail It Down).

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Alessio)

I Drones, un quartetto Australiano fondato da Gareth Liddiard e dal chitarrista Rui Pereira, hanno ereditato la tradizione garage-rock locale (Radio Birdman, Died Pretty, Saints, Beasts of Bourbon, Lime Spiders, Scientist) e poi di conseguenza anche dai Bad Seeds di Nick Cave(Crime And The City Solution, These Immortal Souls).

Il loro debutto con Here Come the Lies (2002) č un tour de force di garage-rock distorto, equamente diviso tra covers e pezzi originali.

 

 

Il fondamento folk e blues del loro suono affiora invece su Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float (Shock, 2005), quando decidono di focalizzarsi sulle storie e non solo sul rumore. Se il primo disco evocava la gloriosa tradizione garage-rock Australiana, il secondo adotta sfumature pių esistenziali, gotiche, rustiche, sulla scia dei Gun Club (Shark Fin Blues, You Don't Really Care).

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