MELCHIOR, DAN & WALER, RUSSEL- In Durham LP
The first full-length release from the ever-prolific duo of Dan Melchior (und Das Menace, Lloyd Pack, solo work) and Russell Walker (Bomber Jackets, Pheromoans, Lloyd Pack) in thirteen tracks of late-night noodles. The new LP strays a bit from the kraut-influenced space rock of last year’s 7” debut and portrays the breadth of their influences with ambient voice-overs, drinking songs, blues-trash rippers, and manic pop songs. Melchior’s signature fuzzed-out guitar flurries and psychedelic synthesizer banter play nicely against Walker’s talk-singing poetry to create what is ultimately a very ethereal and hypnotically pleasant set of pop songs. Samples, synths, and live tracks were recorded over a weekend in 2014 when Walker visited Melchior in Durham, hence the clever title. Limited to 500 copies on good ‘ol black vinyl.