Micah P.Hinson & The Red Empire Orchestra
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There's an almost overwhelming urge to resort to the usual country stereotypes before a note has been played on this, the fourth album from Texan Micah P. Hinson. Taking into account his history of drug addiction, homelessness and jail and factoring in a cursory glance at song titles that include Dyin' Alone and Tell Me It Ain't So, it's hard not to imagine getting your job back, your woman coming home and your dog coming back to life if this record was played backwards.
Yet, be that as it may, Hinson's fourth album finds itself occupying that overcast hinterland so favoured by those who live their lives in black while simultaneously delivering country music that remains heartfelt and well out of the reach of parody. That's partly down to Hinson's baritone voice; rich and sonorous, it carries a gravitas beyond parody. It isn't just lived-in, the squatters have been there while the scavengers have helped themselves to the fixtures and fittings.
The shimmering guitars of You Will Find Me evoke deserts and wide open spaces as elsewhere When We Embraced's pithy vernacular sees Hinson painting from a palette that harks to a bygone age and herein lies Hinson's true skill - his ability to remain convincing throughout and keeping the clichés well at bay.
Most importantly, the thing that also counts heavily in Hinson's favour is the manner in which this release will appeal to both Americana's long-time observers and the casual listener. This is the real deal but one that's unashamedly inclusive. --Julian Marszalek
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Not as nakedly personal as his debut, Hinson's latest finds him sounding somehow at home in a more stylised study of Americana. A relatively lush take on folksy alt-country, `...Red Empire Orchestra' dips into Scott Walker-esque melodrama, the border country menace of Calexico, chamber pop and, on `We Won't Have To Be Lonesome', 1950s surf pop in the mould of Richard Hawley. Similar to (but better than, in my opinion) Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan's `Sunday At Devil Dirt', `... Red Empire Orchestra' takes its cues from Lee Hazlewood and, of course, The Man in Black, whose music was always knowingly cinematic, much more interested in American myth than bruised confession.Read more ›
Now if you are expecting some fast paced toe-tappers then, Son, you're in the wrong place, as the self-titled album of Micah P Hinson And The Red Empire Orchestra plays out in the background of a warm summer's afternoon, at a time when you've worked all morning and whilst nursing a beer, you are feeling contemplative and spent. First song, `Come Home Quickly, Darlin'' could've been recorded anytime within the history of music, and only in the smooth production do you know that it must be fairly recent. Like with a lot of the songs here it is a slow plod giving the listener more chance to think about the lyrics and emerge into the deep ambience of the music.
We have the Country twang of, `Tell Me It Ain't So' that muddles along with a nice little beat, piano and strings, "Constantly craving what isn't mine," Micah confesses.Read more ›
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This is probably my favourite for the 4 Micah P. Hinson albums I own; across between JJ Cale's Tulsa Sound and Rachel's country chamber music; a music buy for anybody who... Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2013 by Mr