Daughn Gibson is responsible for one of the strangest, most challenging albums this year. Mastering an intricate mix of baritone vocals, old country samples, and self produced electronics, debut All Hell is a triumph.

As a previous member of Pearls & Brass, All Hell is not just a departure from Pearls’ stoner grooves, but a complete change of direction and perhaps the creation of a new genre altogether, somewhere between country and dubstep.
 

Daughn Gibson - Tiffany Lou by wearehitsville

Evoking the likes of Matthew Dear, Nicholas Jaar and Lee Hazlewood, Gibson ties together this odd mix with a sharp ear for melody. Minimal without being sparse, layered without being messy, this is a record that would put its contemporaries to shame – if there were any.
 
 
The baritone vocals are a perfect contradiction to the piano loops and high tone electronic beats, the product of which is an ethereal and dreamy record. This trick is used well with most songs clocking in at around 3-minutes, and at only 10 tracks Gibson is as concise as he is eloquent in his writing.
 
With indie giants Sub-Pop now on his side, and a release penned in for next year, you can expect Gibson’s stock to rise very soon.
 
All Hell is out now on White Denim.

 

Jim Campbell
 


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