ARCHIVE007: The Gentleman Losers – The Gentleman Losers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted up an album in the Irregular Crates archive, so I thought I’d pull out a massive album for you to get your teeth into. If somehow you’ve never come across The Gentleman Losers, you’re in for a real treat…

Whilst all of their work is excellent, their self-titled album on Buro released back in 2006 is beyond incredible. It’s one of those records that you can listen to from start to finish without wanting it to end or feeling the need to put it down. I reach for this when I’m looking for something laid back yet musical enough to interest me. The wailing dusty blues guitars ride a sheet of dust and subtle bit-crushed rhythms.

There is indeed a sense of melancholy to The Gentleman Losers’ music, which a lot of my listening habits tend to incorporate but somehow amongst this I can’t help but feel uplifted. Given that Finnish brothers Samu and Ville Kuukka allegedly recorded this eponymous album in a haunted house at night it is incredible to behold the results of their late night product, for it feels anything but sinister. It is full of warmth and always lovingly greets you, like a long lost companion. The only thing that does translate from the brothers’ recording setting is that it is suits late night listening down to the ground, alone with your favourite tipple.

I could easily write all night, already on my third listen within the last 24 hours…but do yourself a favour: click HERE and then press play.

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