Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers
Dave Wesley, May 14th 2018
This truly unique record has been a steady presence in my life since its release, in 2000. It’s an odd mix of dark soul, drum machines (programmed by Fila Brazillia), found sound, and electric guitars. The contrast of Greg Dulli’s tortured voice with Shawn Smith’s sweet melodies just works. Check out this descriptively accurate review from the A.V. Club circa September 2000.
I had the chance to hang with Greg, on his tour bus, after a live presentation of this album, in Minneapolis. He told the story of how this album was born from MDMA fueled sessions in New Orleans, which gels with the sonics and mood of this masterpiece.
The Twilight Singers have released several other albums, but this one is the crown jewel. Highly recommended.
Dave Wesley – Somewhere in Portugal