THE DURUTTI COLUMN - Rebellion - CD - TECI-24420
Autores: The Durutti Column, Bruce Mitchell, John Gell, Camilla Britten, Gerard Keaney, Vick A. Wood, Bic, Sophia Kellar, Vini Reilly
Editor: Imperial Records (2008)
Géneros: Electronic, Rock, Ambient, Post-Punk, Art Rock, Dream Pop
Right from the first note it's clearly a Durutti Column album.
With Bruce Mitchell again his partner on drums and a variety of guest singers and players helping out along the way, most notably the lovely, powerful singer Vick A. Wood, Rebellion was Reilly's first U.K. release since Time Was Gigantic, and showed that the world was still his.
Rebellion provides enough variations to make it one of his best efforts yet. With the guest instruments including fiddle, harmonica, and Tibetan banjo, while bhangra samples, breakbeats, and on "Overlord, Pt. One" a reggae-flavored rap from Bic add more modern flavor, Reilly and company demonstrate that variety rather than reworking one approach is the key to the Durutti Column's relevance in a new century. One of the most inspired moments is grounded in far earlier days, though - a version of Irish folk standard "The Fields of Athenry," which deserves attention as much for Wood's bravura vocal turn as for Reilly's entrancing arrangement. Then there's "Geh Cak Af en Yam," which sounds like an LC standard at once gone acoustic and even more spacy and inspired than before, the subtly enjoyable "Falling," and the utterly captivating "Mello, Pt. 1," all exquisite testaments to the continuing power of Reilly's art.