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ARTIST
TITLE
White Man at the Door
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DIGI 030CD DIGI 030CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/21/2006

"Brisbane's improvisors extraordinaire, The Lost Domain, have been launching sonic missives into the stratosphere for almost 20 years now. These guys were blitzing the path well-travelled by Jackie-O Motherfucker and No Neck Blues Band, before either group even existed. In Australia, they know how to play the blues. Maybe it's in the water, or maybe it blows in from the ocean, but one listen to The Lost Domain's White Man at the Door, and there's no denying it: these motherfuckers can play the blues. White Man at the Door follows the legendary Shytone 'Dead Set,' a compendium of pre-war inspired classics compiled by Lost Domain mainman, John Henry Calvinist (aka David Mac Kinnon), and much beloved by none other than John Fahey. These six tracks are like nothing else the group has released. Ragtime Frank (aka Simon Ellaby) puts in the vocal performance of a lifetime as he extracts songs like 'In My Time of Dying' and 'Frankie & Albert' from deep inside his bones. Over an archaic bed of acoustic instrumentation and junkyard percussion, Ellaby belts out gut-wrenching line after gut-wrenching line. It will bring listeners to their knees. The pre-war inspirations behind these tracks are obvious, but the execution and emotion is 100% authentic. White Man at the Door is a lost relic. It's like something found in a dusty corner of the Library of Congress, begging to be rediscovered. This is the kind of album that most bands only dream of making. It is pure, whiskey-addled perfection."