A Stitch In Time – Angry Ape
The grit and earthiness of the Screaming Trees that was expounded for the large part by Mark Lanegan along with Greg Dulli’s soul searching range of musical exploration, is largely responsible for waking rock music from its stale slumber in the late 80s. This is, for many, a much awaited collaboration.
For opener ‘Live With Me’, Lanegan adds a twining ambient kick to Dulli’s latest project that already boasts an earthy country vocal base and an endearing achy vibe, to start this five track sojourn off with a hint of blues.
The talented and quirky Keanu Reaves backed, Joseph Arthur enters the fray for ‘Sublime’, bringing In his open and quaint sampling to switch moods quicker than a set switch in a panto. The slow but ranging accompaniment sits off Dulli’s vocals perfectly, as the main man’s voice is pushed along by the complimenting backing shove of Arthur.
The return of the chugging grunge base and expansively bolder vocals makes ‘Flashback’ a turning point, bringing some chilling life into the picture. The lost nature of the human condition is well and truly explored, as Dulli knows how to create mystery.
Low-key kaleidoscope guitars and patting percussion seeps through this fresh EP, reaching a notable peak in ‘They Ride’. This also possesses a nostalgic 70s rock kick to the vocals. All in all, the message given on this five track EP seems to be that no matter how long you have been doing it, if the music’s in you then you’ve just gotta get it out!
1. Live With Me (Feat. Mark Lanegan)
2. Sublime (Feat. Joseph Arthur)
3. Flashback (Feat. Mark Lanegan)
4. They Ride (Feat. Rick McCollum)
5. The Lure Would Prove Too Much
By David Adair