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The Dirty Three, Toward the Low Sun (Bella Union)


It opens with a jittery exercise in trying to tease sonic texture out of guitars, keyboards, fiddle and drums, but expands slowly into a warmer piece altogether.

Along the way, Jim White (drums), Warren Ellis (violin) and Mick Turner (guitars) create music for which there is no real genre classification – a sort of Western take on Tuareg blues. It's mostly a thing of pleasing lonesome grooves – but there are moments where it sounds like the Mahavishnu Orchestra tuning up.