URH AND THE BARE BONES – “Swamp O Delic” CD
in a while I come across a disc I was intended to review but fell through the
cracks due to various reasons (work, time constraints, etc). Imagine my surprise when
I was organizing
some CDs and found this disc – so I put it on.
The most recent (to the best of my knowledge) Bob Urh disc is a
collection of minimalist bluesy rock and folk featuring mostly straight-ahead
guitars and basic, simple percussion though occasionally weaving in elements of
noise and psychedelia at moments. The
overall feel in these songs builds a sometimes dark album with a crude vibe
evoking swamps, zombies, failed relationships, and the like throughout. While Swmp
O Delic isn’t a disc that
fits easily into one category, this is a listenable, if sometimes unsettling,
aural ride. I’m glad I finally found
this but I wish I could’ve gotten to this sooner. (BOONE)
(Bob Urh. 2521 Central Ave.
102. Alameda, CA 94501.