||Takes One to Know One CD (1998) |
Hezekiah Early discography This album contains some of the noisiest and most unapologetically down-home blues recorded in the post-war era. Hezekiah Early and Elmo Williams are both semi-professional musicians, but both play and sing as if their life depended on it, with force and power. The blues this duo plays are decidedly modern (even post-modern), and would appeal to any fan of Sonic Youth's white noise rock and Captain Beefheart's Dadaesque R&B. Williams' guitar on "Hoopin' and Hollern'" sounds like it was played through a completely fired amp, and Early's harp on "Insane Instrumental" sounds like a trucker grinding gears. But that doesn't mean the duo can't conjure up some soul. William's gospel-ish "Let It All Go" closes the album. ~ John Duffy
Recorded at Desert Plantion, Pickneyville, Mississippi; Money Shot, Oxford, Mississippi; Manning Tractor Shed, Waterproof, Louisiana.
Personnel: Elmo Williams (vocals, guitar); Hezekiah Early (vocals, harp, drums); Bob Manning (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Bruce Watson .
Recording information: Desert Plantation, Pickneyville, MS (1997); Manning Tractor Shed, Waterproof (1997); Money Shot, Oxford, MS (1997).
Photographer: Matthew Johnson.
Personnel: Elmo Williams (vocals, guitar); Hezekiah Early (vocals, harmonica, drums); Bob Manning ...
||Invisible Airline CD (2001) |
Hezekiah Early CD discography Q-Burns Abstract Message's third album, 2001's Invisible Airline, signals his wide-ranging intentions by kicking off with a decidedly lo-fi indie rock intro and rapidly encompassing mid-tempo house, hip-hop, trip-hop, U2-style arena rock, and Moby-style R&B poaching. The house music fetish of Q-Burns' éminence grise DJ/producer Michael Donaldson, previously displayed on his debut singles collection Ouevre and sophomore effort Feng Shui, connects the dots in this quicksilver vocal and instrumental collection, supplying a unifying backdrop that's fleshed out with his bred-in-the-bone organic eclecticism. Featured vocalist Lisa Shaw is ideally suited to Donaldson's twists and turns, conjuring by turns a breathy Portishead-style ice-queen persona on "Differently"; a traditional ...