Damien Youth

Posted on marzo 10, 2008


Fluttering Briar – 1984

Si les gusta Elliott Smith o Peter Murphy tienen que escuchar este disco, porque Damien Youth es como si el primero tocara la guitarra y el segundo cantara… nada más que es una sola persona.damien 1 No tengo realmente mucha información sobre Elliott Smith, porque no me interesa mucho, pero si no reconoce a este este tipo como influencia, tengo que decir que es un plagiario de closet. Este es un álbum impresionante que, tengo que admitir, decidí bajar por la portada, la sorpresa es que eso es precisamente a lo que suena. Damien Youth solo, con su guitarra (y a veces un bajo) sufriendo horriblemente durante casi 40 minutos, pero de manera menos insoportable que los “emos” actuales. Vía Mutant Sounds.

“A mysterious cassette-only artist who began putting out material on tape in the late 1980s, although some of it started to appear on CD in the late 1990s. His music is haunting, acoustic rock with a sense of British whimsy akin to Robyn Hitchcock or Donovan (although, as his tapes were distributed from Louisiana, it’s uncertain whether the singer is British). It’s solid, melodic stuff that would most likely appeal to Hitchcock fans, despite the sparse production. His Bride of the Asylum CD of 1998 put some of his work into slightly larger circulation, in better fidelity. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
His music is haunting, acoustic rock with a sense of British whimsy akin to Robyn Hitchcock or Donovan.Damien Youth is an independent singer/songwriter/musician who works in a number of rock sub-genres. He has been a part of various musical projects including The Cosmic Cult Of Adam Strange, Featherbox, Kyte, Magic Island, Surprise Symphony and Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade. He has also recorded with Peter Daltrey of the classic ’60s band Kaleidoscope. The common quality in all of Damien Youth’s music is his uncanny understanding of the melodic heart of the song.Damien Youth’s songs are like yellowed pictures from another time. But as it’s true with old pictures they come alive – contradictingly so – out of the yellowness, colours seep through – clear and imagination invoking, like a DALI painting.”


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