dividers Fourwalls Farewell (LP, £14.50)label: Casbah Records
"I do folk..." As Bowie once said to his buddy Bolan. Folk of course, but a settled folk, that the Spiders from Mars quickly turned into an enjoyable and epicurean rock'n'roll. Dividers adopted the same approach. With Turbo, Lo Spider, Jeremy Pirates and Pierre Pacific, Ismael has managed to put together a quartet that finds inspiration in classic Americana songs, twisting them into a warped and deafening anti-folk. Traumatized by Lee Hazlewood, Gun Club, Marc Bolan and Violent Femmes, Dividers speed up and purify these folk melodies. Their melancholic songwriting and nonchalant voice intertwine with Fuzz's howlings and the powerful rhythm section. Dividers have no frame. Dividers are not supported by any artifice. Dividers never follow any trend or fashion. They naturally disseminate melodies written on winter evenings, and arranged with an energy that would be the envy of many rock'n'roll bands.
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