King Dude

Album Title: 
Burning Daylight
Release Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2012
Review Type: 

King Dude is a nickname for Book Of Black Earth’s T.J. Cowgill, and under this moniker he’s active as Folk-artist.

Burning Daylight is the third record under this name and lasts for thirty four minutes. With this side-project, Cowgill brings a mixture of Fifties, Sixties and Seventies Rock / Rockabilly / Americana / Folk Rock, combining everything in between, at the one hand, Blood Axis, Death In June, Current 93 and the likes, Badalamenti’s sound tracks, or M. Gira, Johnny Cash (main source of inspiration?), Chris Isaak and Nate Hall.

One might not expect it, but there really is a huge variety in between the songs - sometimes approaching a rather melancholic early-times-vibe, then again caressing a subtle Neo-Folk direction; and the whole does contain lots of Acid-laden, post-sub-Industrial or even pre-Stoner elements, just to cheer up the whole…