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Diamonds to Dust
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
After his foray into old school country with 2004's "Cut 'N Shoot", legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Morlix explores a darker, more rock-oriented vibe with this record. Recorded after a year in which he lo... more »
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After his foray into old school country with 2004's "Cut 'N Shoot", legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Morlix explores a darker, more rock-oriented vibe with this record. Recorded after a year in which he lost several people close to him, the theme of death and dying surfaces on several tracks. His trademark dark humor, however, tempers the sadness and makes "Diamonds And Dust" a unique listening experience. In addition to his originals, Morlix includes a cover of Dylan's "With God On Our Side", a song as timely today as it was when it was written 44 years ago. This is another unique and brilliant chapter in Morlix's uniquely brilliant career.
Steve | Plano, TX | 10/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably the most impressive CD I've bought since Steve Earle's "Trancendental Blues". It's dark, but brilliant songwriting. If you like people like Earle, Tom Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lucinda Williams, etc., your going to love it."
With this release, he could shed his label as the consummate
loce_the_wizard | Lilburn, GA USA | 12/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gurf Morlix, the man behind the magic curtain on so many other artists' recordings, steps forth to center stage on his fourth solo release, "Diamonds and Dust." He fixes his gaze squarely on mortality, loss, and life's travails. Yet he somehow keeps from spiraling into darkness by offering a few deft touches of humor and wit, leaving the door to hope and salvation open just enough to let some light through.
Some recordings require a bit of work before they yield their rewards, and this one follows suit. Mr. Morlix plays guitar with a measured excellence, shirking the flourishes he could easily have added to focus on a more stripped-down, rootsy sound. Rick Richards great drumming keeps things moving, and the complimentary vocals from Patty Griffin offset the dry rasp the Mr. Morlix voices here.
With this release, Mr. Morlix could shed his label as the consummate sideman, but I suspect he will keep on doing things at his own pace.
Gurf Morlix "Diamonds to Dust"
Rudi | the Netherlands | 04/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not my first CD and seems to be better than anything previously I listened to. When Gurf Morlix lends his name to anything there'll be certainly diamonds to enjoy."