Good Morning Harakiri
Well, it turns out that Peace, and Other Horrors, the four-song EP Dwellers put out last year, was an experimental little project because there’s not much folksy, acoustic Americana Gothic to be found on their debut full-length, Good Morning Harakiri. Although, to be fair, Good Morning Harakiri does contain a good deal of slide guitar, but it’s used as a vehicle for delivering some grungy psych-blues instead. I suppose the idea behind this one is that the six songs included here are the musical equivalent of splitting yourself open and spilling your guts all over the place, and if that’s the case, this Salt Lake City trio (comprised of Iota and Subrosa members) has made one fine mess. While it is atmospheric, exotic, and trippy at times, Good Morning Harakiri is, ultimately, blessedly doomed, absolutely heavy, and full of Southern-fried muscle, and if Gideon Smith was to ever rip through a set of songs from Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK in Earth’s jam room, this is what it would sound like. Forget what it does to your insides — this ritual rock rattles your goddamn bones.
Listen to “Lightening Ritual” from Good Morning Harakiri!
Posted by Jeff on Jan 3 2012 in Reviews Tags: acoustic, Americana, atmospheric, blues, bones, doomed, Dwellers, Earth, exotic, folksy, fried, Gideon Smith, Good Morning Harakiri, gothic, grunge, guts, heavy, Iota, jam, Lightening Ritual, muscle, Peace and Other Horrors, psych, rip, ritual, Rock, Salt Lake City, slide, Small Stone, Soundgarden, southern, Subrosa, trippy, Ultramega OK