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ARTIST
TITLE
Things to Regret or Forget
FORMAT
LP

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AUK 102LP AUK 102LP
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RELEASE DATE
1/6/2015

For fans of Lee Hazlewood, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Jesus & Mary Chain, & Spiritualized. Gunman & The Holy Ghost is another music project created by Hákon Aðalsteinsson (The Third Sound). The songs were written in Berlin during the coldest months of the winter then recorded and mixed next springtime. Now available on 180 gram vinyl. From a review by JJ Baker: "When I started listening to Gunman & The Holy Ghost it actually made me laugh. Such misery! This is melancholy with gristle! This album is barefaced in its misery-it doesn't resist it, it uses it. Song titles like 'I Don't Believe in Love Anymore' and 'Oh Lord, Let Me Die in Pain' are pretty good indication of what we're in for here, though there's great variation on this deliciously dark album. Opener 'The Eight to Five Train to Nothing' snared me right in the lip and I was willfully dragged up through that ink black water and onto the good ship Gunman. There's a great range of styles played with here, mainly in the realm of folk rock. Rollicking country tales of a cowboy's solitude, mid tempo jaunts of misery and yearning R 'n B tinged folk. 'Like a Soldier...' is the most Cohen-esque number, undoubtedly paying homage to the great poet in sound and lyrics. The military beat used is a stroke of simple genius and lends itself beautifully to the metaphor the song -- that love is war. Closer 'Dream of a Highway' opens softly enough and builds superbly, before unfolding into its noisy, dramatic conclusion. It's a song that reaches great heights, and, like all good albums do, leaves us hungering for more."