Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Sunday at Devil Dirt

{mosimage}Mixing the voices of Campbell and Lanegan in one single album is like mixing heaven and hell, ice and fire that turns into a new musical limbo.

The soft voice of Isobel Campbell (former member of Belle and Sebastian) teams up for second time with the gutural one of Mark Lanegan (ex Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age) in their follow up album: Sunday at Devil Dirt.

It would have been difficult to imagine that these two so different personalities in the music scene could be able to collaborate together and launch an album, but after the first experiment with Ballad of the Broken Seas (2006), it was clear that the mix works more than fine. Here you can find a good collection of melodies, with the voice of Lanegan sometimes overacting in the poorest Johnny Cash´s style, to find its counterpart in the fresh breeze that Campbell is able to exhale every time that joins the duet.

An album to listen calmly enjoying the eclectic fusion in themes like Seafaring Song, The Flame that Burns or Trouble, while having a glass of some strong liquor to forget pities on one hand; pretty recommendable album for the lovers of strange musical delicatessens.

Rating 4/5.