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David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Left By Soft cd (Merge)


"DAVID KILGOUR is a guitar god for guitar atheists. He’s worthy of
worship, but his style neither demands nor expects it, all of which only
serves to increase his otherworldly cool. Anybody who’s seen the man
play live—whether with Kiwi-pop legends THE CLEAN, THE HEAVY EIGHTS, or
on his own—knows full well that the instrument is an extension of his
body, something he was born to have in his hands. Kilgour has an
understated grace; he lets the guitar breathe. Left by Soft, his first
album in four years with the Heavy Eights, comes on the heels of the
Clean’s excellent 2009 outing, Mister Pop. Left by Soft was recorded in
the Catlins, about two hours south of Dunedin, New Zealand, in an old
lodge surrounded by native bush, birds, and the sea. David spent about a
week down there with the Heavy Eights. THOMAS BELL engineered and
produced but also played bass AND cooked the band awesome meals every
night. After chilling out most mornings, the band would start recording
mid afternoon into the night. Apart from a couple of overblown tracks,
they kept overdubs to a minimum and when mixing left most takes as is—no
cleaning up via Pro Tools editing, etc. “So to me, it sounds like the
band on a good night, warts and all,” says Kilgour. “It’s probably the
first real ‘band’ LP I’ve made since Frozen Orange or the David Kilgour
and the Heavy Eights’ LP from the mid ’90s.”- MERGE

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