Album Review

Dirty Beaches – “Drifters/Love Is The Devil” – [Zoo Music]

humana   6/9/2013   12-inch, A Library

Alex Zhang Hungtai is Dirty Beaches. The first LP of this release indeed does represent his drifting, from where he was born in Taiwan, to where he resided in Montreal, and other places in the world. This vocal and instrumental disc is original music from Hungtai, and he is joined by electronic musician Bernardino Femminielli and guitarist Shub Roy. After a breakup, Hungtai relocated to Berlin where he recorded the second LP, aptly named “Love Is the Devil.” This LP is all instrumental. Both discs are low-fi and make you proud that Hungtai could leave his kitchen job to pursue music full-time.

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