01. So Many Signs
02. Not Really Here At All
03. The Farthest Sea
04. A Father Ain't A Man
05. The Old Men Go
06. Courageous Eyes
07. A Song To Calm The Minds
08. The Killers
09. The Mockery
10. Where The Wind Will Blow
11. The Mockery (live)
12. Abandoning Offering (live)
13. So Many Signs (live)
14. The Old Men Go (live)
15. A Father Ain't A Man (live)
16. The Smallest Things (live)
17. Where The Wind Will Blow (live)
“I just want to go in a hole, capture animals to sew into my clothes.
Take care of where you come from, and set out to find a new home.”
DEAD WESTERN is TROY MIGHTY, who demands to live.
DEAD WESTERN reaches out from the Psych-Folk happening of the US Westcoast.
Who is Troy Mighty? In shadow, he appears neanderthal; in light, he waxes angelic. He sounds like a forest growing with the throatless groaning of age-old trees, feels like a Victorian passage through limbo, looks like a Grecian statue. It is the shifting of rock, the scuttling of insects, the hissing of the wind: frightful, eternal...
His latest effort SUCKLE AT THE SUPPLE TEATS OF TIME (2010) reaches out with the familiarity of the dark and saddened guitar-based Folk, it surprises with the momentum of life, the comprehension of the beauty in life, confusion and self - it reaches straight to the heart.
Troy's voice is like sound from the earth, a whole warm ground. He sings and shivers, soothes like a lullaby. The gently picked guitar weaves a subtle net, in which playful sounds like strings, chord organ, bass, percussions, kazoo and a singing saw appear here and there and exist comfortably.
DEAD WESTERN is the soundtrack to your fever dreams. Songs that sound like they have been here for hundred years, music you can hide within and brave the world outside. And you might need to climb in a wooden horse to get to the heart of this DEAD WESTERN...
"Discovery of the year!" GOON "Remarkable!" THE SKINNY "Phenomenal" PIRANHA "A genuine spectacle!" SUBMERGE "Intensive as hell!" INTRO "Strange unsettling folk-opera" UNCUT "The new shooting-star in the freakfolk-guild" TAZ "Oddly compelling" ROCK-A-ROLLA "A great voice and the entire world should hear it" NEWSREVIEW "Stunning" DE:BUG "Music for another state of consciousness" KOMAKINO "Dramatic visions" SINGERSONG "Unbelievable tension" PLATTENTESTS "An extraordinary artist" LAUT "Fascinating, haunting and oddly beautiful" GLITTERHOUSE "One of the most moving folk-songs of the last years" ALTERNATIVE NATION "Psychedelic avantgardistic folk in its most beautiful grandeur" SOUNDBASE "So moving, that one grasps for air" ROTE RAUPE "Solar eclipses" DER STANDARD "Very special, very deep!" FLIGHT 13 "Unique" BLOOM "Sacral transcendency" OX "Post-Current93/CocoRosie-Hype-record" VICE "Deepest voice in the whole wide world" ROKKO’S ADVENTURES "Undescribable" MUSIC SCAN "Staggering!" DNN "Great soulful music" INDEPENDENT KICKS "Morbid subwoof-ballads" BACKGROUND MUSIC "Une voix incroyablement grave" PROGRESSIA "Artsongs, folk, Vaudeville" KLIENICUM "A devotional deepness, even Cave, Callahan or Walker don't hold" CRAZEWIRE
released 26 March 2010
© 2010 Discorporate Records / Altin Village
Distributed by Soulfood and Cargo
Voice and many instruments by Troy Mighty
Strings by Caley Monahon-Ward
Percussion by Kevin Corcoran
Music & Lyrics by Troy Mighty
Recorded & Mixed with Tony Cale
Artwork by Jesse Vasquez
Bonus tracks recorded live in Sacramento, October 28th 2009