Dobbs, Spencer / Changed Fool
Album: Changed Fool   Collection:General
Artist:Dobbs, Spencer   Added:Nov 2016
Label:Anahuaca Editions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-11-30 Pull Date: 2017-02-01
Week Ending: Dec 11 Dec 4
Airplays: 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 07, 2016: Brownian Motion
Artifact Moon
3. Dec 03, 2016: Music Casserole
Down To The Shadows
2. Dec 06, 2016: Magnetized Toner
There Is A Dream
4. Dec 01, 2016: a strange pursuit
Artifact Moon

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2016-11-30
Minimal, home-recorded, country-inflected folk from Austin, Texas. Dobbs’ third album of scorched-earth Americana is dark-night-of-the-soul depressive, and its ragged beauty matches its bleakness. His close-mic’ed, raspy baritone and the apocalyptic desert imagery in his lyrics make me think of a much darker Wooden Wand. The songs are all very slow, and they’re calming and unsettling in even measure. Perfect for anyone seeking a ruminative, nocturnal, hard-times alternative to modern corporate country. RIYL Jason Molina’s exorcistic solo records (Pyramid Electric Co., Let Me Go), late-period Vic Chesnutt, Townes Van Zandt half-passed-out in the back of his trailer home. No FCCs. Favorites: 1, 4, 6.

1. *(7:55)—Pretty electric guitar, wheezing harmonica, out-of-tune piano. “I want ornaments on nothing.”
2. (6:37)—Lovely, slow, circular fingerpicking on mellow post-rock guitar. Long instrumental middle section.
3. (5:26)—Minor key piano dirge. Nice bird sounds and saxophone. Strongly reminiscent of Jason Molina’s “Red Comet Dust.” Ends suddenly.
4. *(5:31)—Soft guitar strumming, a little like 2. Lovely chorus.
5. (6:07)—Muted piano and electric guitar, passages of nearly unhinged singing. Soft saxophone and wordless vocals drift in and out.
6. *(9:15)—Lush, wind-swept guitars and piano. Dreamy, repetitive, even soothing. Soft, dissonant harmonica.

Track Listing
1. Artifact Moon   4. Down To The Shadows
2. The Black Hills   5. Singing To The Wolf
3. Poor Maddie   6. There Is A Dream