Dirty Three - Love Changes Everything (CD)

Love Changes Everything
£10.99
Due on 28/06/2024
CD
Emerging once again from the unending waves crashing upon our fragile time-craft (adrift on the eternal ocean, and taking on water), Dirty Three are (a) back, (b) tangled in seaweed, rank with saltwater and possessed of three rather ominous thousand-mile stares (at least!), and (c) not wasting another minute - as nothing is guaranteed.

For their first album in over a decade - yep, it's been since 2012's Toward the Low Sun - they flew in, got together and started playing. End of story. What else is there to say or do but that? Music's their language, their true love; they never stop listening to that. And like the label says, Love Changes Everything.

The Dirty Three - Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White - formed up in Melbourne in 1992, to play with guitar drums and violin or viola, and within a couple years, they'd broken out - out of Australia, out of anything else they might have been inside of, to boot - and got worldwide. Over the next 10 years, they toured over and over the planet, ceaseless like, and cut seven albums out along the way. After this, their unique style of play, fitted together like puzzle pieces, was decoupled, more often than not, and pieced together in many other, fruitful collaborations with many other esteemed talents. Over the past 20 years, they've gotten together a few times, renewed the vow, revved the engines and played some shows, or made an album. Like now.

These are the sounds of Dirty Three getting up to speed again:
- the original fury of their drums/guitar/violin-or-viola power trio, cutting three unique paths through the wild into sudden convergence.
- piano-plucked melodies ringing sweetly out over an undulating landscape flowing with guitar, drums, violin or viola, and synths! And broken hills, forests, lakes and deserts. And mountains rising in the distance...
- mercurial shifts in mood; sudden descent from tumult of flights and heights into deep canyons of heart-struck adagio.

Equally sudden second-winds, feisty activity in their extremities never really ceasing. Opening depths. Wariness and patience allowing them to get caught up in loops, become ambient, transcend, and then fight their way back in again. Their wild and wandering heart not simply a spry derivative of collective sea legs; a telepathy already old as time evidenced way back in the beginning of their 30-years-and-some run.

- such mood! Once desolate fields pouring full of emotion, wandered into, come upon as if by happenstance (but actually sourced by the divining rods in their hands).

- all of it - everything changed by love and bubbling up with the clarity of just-struck spring water; translucence giving way to muddy gushes of distortion - dirty guitar, smears of violin, drums at times pounded upon beyond the microphones' ability to receive...

And when received, and committed to "tape," or whatever they used - the master could well be carved in plates of amphibole - this music has been untethered from its streams of consciousness and reconsidered as a recording; brought to bear through edits, overdubs and mixes, re-sequenced and made suite-like. Made into this album. These lot were born to be as weathered as they are today. Time doesn't matter. They make their gathered wisdom of the ages sing like something new every time. It renews. And Love Changes Everything.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Tracklist:

1. Love Changes Everything I
2. Love Changes Everything II
3. Love Changes Everything III
4. Love Changes Everything IV
5. Love Changes Everything V
6. Love Changes Everything VI