Thursday, January 11, 2007
Higgs Receives Acclaim From Mojo Magazine
Mojo Magazine deemed Daniel Higgs Ancestral Songs February's underground ablum of the month.
LUNGFISH SINGER BRINGS US SOME FEARSOME FIRE AND BRIMSTONE RUMINATIONS IN LIFE, DEATH AND THE BEYOND
"Already well respected as the big-bearded voice if Dischord riff-workers Lungfish and blues-folk duo The Pupils, Daniel Higgs has donned the peculiar mantle of "interdimensional song-seamstress" for his first outing alone. Alternating between avant-blues primitivism and tranced out instrumental meditations Ancestral Songs is very much a rough-cut gem. When singing, Higgs leans heavily towards the spiritual, following religious and cosmic conscious streams while he picks out sparse repetitions on guitar or banjo, sounding like an elder bluesman or gospel preacher with his third eye opened wide. Elsewhere his fingers speak instead-playing complex banjo runs like Sandy Bull, Indian-style ragas like Robbie Basho and making distorted strings roar like a railroad engine. It's a weird mixture for sure, but one that deserves not to be overlooked." - Andrew Carden