Although a quiet album, it’s not one that ever seems to tire, always remaining interesting. There’s heavy use of minor chords and when Lanegan and Garwood do see fit to employ percussion it’s relentless but soft. As a result the record maintains a subtle and relaxed energy that keeps it alive even when the pair seems more concerned with setting a mood. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than on the six-minute highlight ‘Mescalito’, with its down-tuned sliding guitar putting it almost in the alt country genre.
by Dan Luca
Make no mistake this is a "mood" record, the musicianship from Garwood is excellent and Lanegan's deep raw vocals are superb. Best enjoyed when in an alcohol assisted mellow fettle.
Do like this album as I'm a long time Mark Lanegan fan, doubt it will get many plays though, will give it a 4.00 rating.