Sometimes this happens right down the middle, which is good as it makes it easier for him to walk around while singing a spiritual/hymn. 10.Considers the dead poets are better than the living ones, and the gulf increases everyday. 11.Can't tell if the glass is half empty or half full - because it is a can. 12.Doesn't like writing his own press releases. The code is chilly. THE PRESS(OR AT LEAST THE GOOD ONES) "Men Diamler is a young man with a cult reputation in the South West who will not be tamed by the powers that be, reconfiguring a English/Welsh soul music through woozy operatics and wild and weird song/stories. Sweet and darkness have never sounded so close or so intense in such performer. Despite his tender age he is a channel for old thyme ways - footstompin' blues, two string serenades, backwoods drinking hollers, horse play and pagan folk all get exorcised.
Psychosis never sounded this good and people clap" Qujunktions " .. tears away at your singer/songwriter preconceptions, replacing them with black humour and visceral gore" Rottenmeats "imagine Roy Orbison with a two punctured lungs and John Fahey with a fractured hand?well, he sounds better than that" "Mr. Diamler's music seems to carve its initials somewhere between Son House & Syd Barrett on the musical park-bench. That said, this is fiery and unapologetic music that lives in a fucked up, peculiar world of it's own.
Lopsided folk music that leaps at you, sometimes very literally" Thora Zine "Men Diamler cannot be ignored. He looks a little like electric-era Bob Dylan, and it's just him and his guitar, and sometimes it's just him, a cappella – not even always in front of a microphone – but his voice is so astonishing that traffic literally stops. Yes, I know what I've just said. He makes sure we know we're watching a performance of spiritual-gospel-blues, but it's authentic as it gets.
Again, I know what I've just said, but it's true. It's ridiculous, in all honesty, because somebody with much more influence than I have should be writing about him. FACT MAGAZINE Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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