Long Tall Deb and Colin John (from the album Dragonfly available on Vizztone Records)
For much of the world’s cultures, seeing a Dragonfly is a symbol of change signalling a time of self-realization. Both topics are covered by Long Tall Deb and Colin John on their album release, Dragonfly. Following the success of their initial E.P. pairing, the duo use their natural sense of Blues and Soul as a backdrop for tracks, offering touches of late night Jazz, the excitement of Rock’n’Roll, the experimentation of Americana, the playfulness of Surf music, and the sweeping majesty of spaghetti western soundtracks. Long Tall Deb and Colin John brush noir tones onto their version of Townes Van Zandt’s tune “Lungs” as they rip a sonic hole into “On the Way Down” with feral guitar bites and drape a veil of island breezes over the moods of “Horizontal Lighting”.
The partnership is a marriage of sound, Colin John handling all the guitar work, winding through Dragonfly with sharp-edged notes (“Trouble”), rubbery Tex-Mex twang (“Remember Why”), and tender strums (“Lights That Shine”). The grounding of a powerful vocal steers the songs on Dragonfly, Long Tall Deb guiding the stories as the guitar work accents the emotions. Dragonfly dips its wings in psychedelia for the title track as Long Tall Deb and Colin John turn down the lights and soften the melody to offer experiential advice with “Pull the Pin”.
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