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DIRT – Pieces of the World (Site)
By turns peacefully ethereal and then sonically disturbing, Dixie Dirt are
reminiscent of Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth, with a fair amount of
Cowboy Junkies thrown in for good measure.
About half the songs are instrumentals, the rest feature a female
vocalist who sounds like a cross between Sinead O’Connor and Bjork with
a southern accent. The fact is
that it’s a bit too long, and there are too many sleep inducing moments,
but still, there’s something intriguing here.
Maybe if I was stoned. Or
maybe just in smaller doses, say one or two songs at a time.
Too much to digest all in one sitting, though. -Brian Mosher