Saturnalia – This is North Scotland
Greg Dulli (Twilight Singers/ex-Afghan Whigs) and former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan (who has also collaborated to Mercury-nominated effect with Isobel Campbell on her Ballad Of The Broken Seas) have been guesting on each other’s tours and CDs for years, but this is their first formal joint project.
Accordingly, the content’s not going to surprise anyone familiar with their music; Saturnalia is haunted, bluesy rock, perhaps less sexy than one might usually expect from Dulli, but no less arresting. By turns haunted, regretful, yearning and menacing – sometimes all at once – it’s a fine addition to both men’s body of work.
(Review by Alex Sarll)