Reverend Screaming Fingers Announces Single, "Dance of the Dust Devil"
The new instrumental single, “Dance of the Dust Devil” from Reverend Screaming Fingers, unravels like a coiled snake right before striking at its prey scurrying across the desert floor. Percussion rattles like the snake’s tail as it stalks its next victim. Electric guitar slithers with a prowling groove, warning predators of its poison. The single tantalizes and teases, using all of the senses as precious bait, and is off of the November 30 album, Music for Driving and Film, Vol. iii (the desert years).
Reverend Screaming Fingers cunningly plots his musical arrangements like a dangerous beast creeping through the sandy landscape. Co-written with NYC Avante cellist colleague, Valerie Kuehne, “Dance of the Dust Devil” expands like a widened, hungry jaw. Sharp guitar bites down like fangs piercing the flesh, sinking its poison into the system. The instrumentation builds, raising the temperature of the fever rushing through the affected body. Smooth cello licks up every last drop of the sweet taste of victory, as amplified guitar fiercely swallows its prey whole, already planning the next hunt.
The album Music for Driving and Film, Vol. iii (the desert years), is a product of the desert and western landscape, with all tracks either written and/or recorded in Joshua Tree. The soundscapes shift from Tarantino-esque moments of tension and drama, to more atmospheric ripples through calming Koi ponds. As the third installment in a series that spans 12 years, The Reverend - Lucio Menegon - took a more zen approach to his studio work and the record’s final polish. He explains, “It started out half a desert record, and half a New York record. The New York tracks were great, but I ultimately decided to write and record new pieces and give the album a cohesiveness that reflected my experience living and playing music in the high desert environment of Joshua Tree for the past five years. I think listeners will be able to understand what I am trying to get across as a composer and player and see the transition across the three albums.”
The album features contributions from Danny Frankel (drums - Victoria Williams, Lou Reed, KD Lang, Nels Cline, ), Wally Ingram (drums - Sheryl Crow, David Lindley), Victoria Williams (gujeng), Lisa Mednick Powell (keyboards - Julianna Hatfield), and Chris Unck (Musician/Producer - Pink, Lisa Loeb).
Music for Driving and Film, Vol. iii (the desert years) Track Listing
- No Destination
- Chapparal Kiss
- Dream of the Desperado
- Monsoon Gully
- Dance of the Dust Devil
- Yuma Interlude
- Lost Alien Highway
- Almost Home
- Rattler Ranch
About Reverend Screaming Fingers
Reverend Screaming Fingers (Lucio Menegon) is a musician, composer, and sonic artist. His film soundtrack and guitar-centric compositions have appeared in concert, films and festivals as diverse as MOFOM Prague to Sundance to The Joshua Treenial. His ambient and sound art improvisations cut a wide sonic path from contemplative to corrosive and have appeared at festivals from Stazione di Topolo, Italy to Sonic Circuits, DC to Sound Emissions in Beijing China. The album Music for Driving and Film, Vol. iii (the desert years) is the third installment in a 12 year series. It features contributions from Danny Frankel (drums - Victoria Williams, Lou Reed, KD Lang, Nels Cline), Wally Ingram (drums - Sheryl Crow, David Lindley), Victoria Williams (gujeng), Lisa Mednick Powell (keyboards - Julianna Hatfield), and Chris Unck (Musician/Producer - Pink, Lisa Loeb).