Musicophilia Daily

[Audio] – Low + Dirty Three – “Down By The River” (2001)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on March 11, 2009

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Low + Dirty Three – “Down By The River” (2001)

As low has subtley thawed their musical tendencies and expanded their emotional qualities over the last 15 years, one byproduct has been that they’ve become one of the most successful “cover bands” around, able to make a piece their own.  Here they stretch out Neil Young’s murder ballad into a itchy, dark burn for nearly seven minutes before purifying into their Carter Family-like emotional immediacy, making the song sound both experimental and like an Appalachian traditional.  I’m not so keen on Dirty Three normally, but Low gives them a solid center around with their loose style fits effectively, adding a great deal of atmosphere. [Low is mixed here, here, and here at Musicophilia.]

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  1. jonder said, on March 14, 2009 at 12:58 am

    That whole series of “In the Fishtank” collaborations (from which this track is taken) is really interesting.


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