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In Their Own Words: Dirty Beaches

Posted by Jer / January 14, 2011

Dirty BeachesWe've been hinting on the last few podcasts that we'd soon be running another volume of In their Own Words: the Montreal Sessions. For the uninitiated, the series is a unique, in depth ten-part band profile series curated by local producer/engineer/audio ethnographer Martin Simon Greizis. The musicians featured share their experiences, inspirations, and aspirations in pursuit of their artistic vision.

We ran volume one of the series back in 2009 (see podcasts #103 - #112) and we were thrilled when Martin approached us with volume two. He's compiled another set of insightful and moving documentaries on 10 talented local acts. We get the series started this week with podcast number one, featuring Dirty Beaches.

Dirty Beaches is the defining musical work of crooner Alex Zhang Hungtai. A one man band, Dirty Beaches is minimalist rockabilly. Beat driven melodies, layered with a temperal sonic ambience; it is a soundtrack for the contemplative wonderer. One take, lo-fi recordings capture the inspiration of the moment. Music for the generational divide.

In Their Own Words: Dirty Beaches. The journey

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Tune in next week for the second instalment in this series, a profile of Chix n Dix

In Their Own Words: the Montreal sessions is produced by Martin Simon Greizis. Photo of Dirty Beaches taken by Brooke Doyle.



clara / January 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm
i really like how this flows more like a relaxed monologue interspersed with music, almost like he is telling a story, rather than being interviewed. very enjoyable to listen to!
William McDuff / March 16, 2012 at 03:29 pm
Hey Martin... here William from Drama Culture,... sorry to use this place, but i've been trying to reach you (lost internet for 3 months)... anyways, really like your approach on music here... we are recording this month, crazy songs... reach me at my email if possible... see you soon man, 2012 is the biggest.
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