US - Pennsylvania - Full Moon 161 - 11/02/09
Death and Texas
Chris Huff makes highly original music on this album. Opener "Hey Now Now" takes a reggae beat and spins an odd tale around it. "Oceans Never Freeze" takes a Bowie-like vocal and sets it to shards of melodic noise. The effect is weirdly sinister and yet appealing. "Lost in the Mausoleum" is unsurprisingly morbid, yet Huff makes it work by making it beautiful. It's reminiscent of Robyn Hitchcock. That's clearly one of Huff's influences.
"The Cause" closes the album on a confident, kinda bluesy note with wonderfully odd lyrics as ever. Chris Huff is clearly a gifted artist and he knows how
to make stirring music.
Copyright © 2009 Anna Maria Stjärnell