No, I've never head of them either and I don't have a clue what their name means
- but Tex La Homa are the studio project of one Matt Shaw from the UK. It
starts off well with a paen to the quiet songs on the first Velvet Underground
album (Femme Fatale/Sunday Morning/ hints of Heroin) on 'something good'.
That's good and I love the song, but from then on the CD loses it's derivate
quality and becomes unique. There's a groove to the songs (very shy Stone
Roses? ) in the rhythms and Matt's almost-whisper creates a magical atmosphere.
Sometimes the songs are quiet, sometimes fuzzed low-fi guitar takes over (a bit
of Jesus and Mary Chain perhaps). These are very personal songs, 'feel tied
down' is one of those personal statements that are universal in sentiments and
'launch' is simple, raw, and beautiful. 'highfalutin' is like someone speaking
quietly to a lover and if you don't relate this to something in your life then
you should get out more.
I have a very special part of my record collection: albums I play when I'm on my
own and in a quiet mood and want to leave the world outside for a while. It
includes Mike Johnson and Revolution 9 (I can't even remember what made me buy
them in the first place) and some Sebadoh. You can take all the other music
away from me but you have to leave me those because they pluck some
heartstrings that nothing else reaches. Tex La Homa can join that special