For fans of Lee Hazlewood, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Jesus & Mary Chain, & Spiritualized
Gunman and the Holy Ghost is another music project created by Hákon Aðalsteinsson (The Third Sound). The songs were written in Berlin during the coldest months of the winter then recorded and mixed next spring time. Now available on 180 gram vinyl.
From a review by JJ Baker: When I started listening to Gunman & The Holy Ghost it actually made me laugh. Such misery! This is melancholy with gristle! This album is barefaced in it's misery-it doesn't resist it, it uses it.
Song titles like I Don't Believe In Love Anymore and Oh Lord, Let Me Die In Pain are pretty good indication of what we're in for here, though there's great variation on this deliciously dark album. Opener The Eight To Five Train To Nothing snared me right in the lip and I was willfully dragged up through that ink black water and onto the good ship Gunman.
A relatively upbeat tune, it has some sad, sad lyrics:I would want you here but you're nowhere near so I just keep steaming on; Into the wilderness and unhappiness right back where I came from Lines like this are so damn dark, they bring a smile to my face¦
1. The Eight To Five Train To Nothing
2. Oh Lord, Let me Die In Pain
4. I Don't Believe In Love Anymore
5. Jesus Why Can't I Walk With You?
6. Like A Soldier...
7. A Way Back From Civilization
8. Outlaw's Shout
9. Now It's Too Late
10. Dream Of A Highway