Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Spindrift Create A Classic Soundtrack
California's Spindrift is a group of spaghetti western pioneers who have built their career on American mythology surrounding the Old West. This five piece group eats, sleeps, and drinks classic westerns and seeks to create music for movies that were never released or even created for that matter. Undoubtedly influenced by the master himself, Ennio Morricone, they put a modern twist on the genre and come up with near rockabilly versions of songs that should have been in The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Spindrift's album, Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1, is a fantastic trip into the past that will have your imagination doing back flips. Predominantly instrumental, the album is dusty, dirty, and sounds like the best Man with No Name feature never made. Guitars twang, bass lines sizzle, drums drive and the songs create a dry desert world where gun play was second nature and your chances of dying were high. Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1 is great stuff that's so well thought out and fairly authentic that it's hard not to want to watch a bunch of Westerns after listening to this. Even at their loudest and most rock and roll you can picture the scenes and hear the dialogue in your head as all kinds of mayhem breaks loose.
Spindrift is a great band because they've kind of taken the post rock template and sent it backwards about 150 years and created pre-rock. Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1 is fuel for the imagination and a body of work that's destined for the big screen.