The Dirty Earth’s album Autonomic is a little rough around the edges. The electricity coming from the guitar half mixes and half challenges the grainy quality in front woman Mandy Newton’s voice.
There is darkness in this music, there is angst and there is energy but there is also a fight going on between guitar and woman. Some of the natural beauty in her voice is lost in the more strained moments. At times the result is a mix that creates chills and at other times it’s almost painful in its determined force. This album is perfect for playing loud. (SP)
BY SARAH PRITCHARD