Dirtwire’s self titled release is an instrumentally rich piece full of folksy sounds and solid beats. Percussion is sometimes accomplished with snaps thumps and claps, other times it’s strictly electronic.
No two songs in the album are alike, yet they all share a unique perspective on instrumental music. The first two tracks are heavily centered around slide guitar, banjo, fiddle, a backwoods harmonica, and other acoustic instruments. The third track (entitled “Xiang Zone”) takes the beats and electronic elements of the sound to a new level, utilizing recording methods similar to those found in “Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz”, a remix of Gorillaz self titled debut album. In songs like “Knock”, a distant beat is lead by deep and foreboding keys, creating a world with a lot of space for maniacal fiddle and steel guitar picking work.
Dirtwire consists of two members, being David Satori and Evan Fraser. With their self titled release they have recorded a solid piece demonstrating a strong musical knowledge and chemistry together.