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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
ALBUMREVIEWS : SOLEX VS CRISTINA MARTINEZ VS JON SPENCER AMSTERDAM THROW DOWN KING STREET SHOWDOWN
The man behind The Blooze Explosion is back! Not that he has ever been away as at the moment of writing the legend just finished an European tour with his newest outfit Heavy Trash. But this is something really different… This colloboration is built up by Elizabeth Esselink aka Solex, the Amsterdam-based girl who made new sounds out of her old records from her shop and creating with these some new electronic indiesounds. Solex got in touch with both Jon Spencer and his wife Cristina Martinez who everyone remembers (at least I hope it for her) from her days with Boss Hog. It are not remixes and luckily for us we’re saved from that as such albums happen to tend rather boring, but this album isn't. The great thing about this album is that it puts Jon Spencer in another dimension, some songs are like they are remixed by Hawkwind or Air because of its psychedelic mood. Also the interaction between the raw blues voice from Jon and the ethereal voices from both Cristina and Jon are splendid. This album breathes the atmosphere of all those fantastic B-movies from the 50’s at where you were confrontrated with swamp monsters or any other weird creatures. This album is quite excellent for anyone who has an interest for John but for whom his earlier stuff was a bit too bluesy or like with Heavy Trash a bit too rockabilly. Brilliant album, even if it’s unexpected.