Album review: Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood, Black Pudding (Heavenly)


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The teaming of Mark Lanegan with multi-instrumentalist bluesman Duke Garwood is an alliance of congruent attitudes and approaches, Garwood's layered guitar lines and soft shaker percussion forming an apt backdrop to Lanegan's weathered baritone on the gospel-blues of "Pentecostal", while more saturnine drones and loops colour the darker concerns of "Death Rides a White Horse" and "Thank You".

Elsewhere, the haunting, eerie tone of mellotron flute underscores his search for "better days not yet known" in "Shade of the Sun".

Download: Pentecostal; Shade of the Sun; Thank You