Californians re-imagine their back catalogue.
A collective of up to 14 members, centered around vocalist Robert Fisher, Willard Grant Conspiracy
have gone back to basics with their excellent ninth album, largely re-recordings of their own songs by a drummer-less four piece. The stark setting suits them, with Fisher's deep voice-sounding variously like Nick Cave
and Johnny Cash
- placed center stage. The seven-minute Preparing For the Fall
sounds apocalyptic, as feedback howls around and Fisher intones, 'The Earth begins to shudder/The lightening creates a fire".
20 October, 2009