Sunday, July 14, 2019

75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real [Tak:Til / Glitterbeat Promo]

Another new release on the Glitterbeat Records sister label Tak:Til is "I Was Real" by the New York City-based band outfit known as 75 Dollar Bill which has been making waves on the circuit since about 2013. Based on a slightly varying line-up and a range of contributing guest musicians the band created a crafty array of nine new songs over a four year period... and in four different studios which sounds like quite a bit of an effort to us. Over the course of more than an hour the well known NYC locals present a deep, defo down-to-earth approach to PostRock, Desert Rock and Americana on this longplay piece, adding both traditional American as well as seemingly Irish elements to the mix and instrumentation and even embarks on dancefloor filling - sic!- excursions into the lands of Psychedelia meets Rock'n'Roll in tunes like "Tetuzi Akiyama" or provides an epic take on deep, instrumental DesertBlues meditation in the nearly 17 minutes spanning title track "I Was Real" whilst tackling droning Ambient structures alongside inward looking guitar meditations in the three part piece "New New / Worm / Like Laundry Suite". Interesting stuff.


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