Giant Sand's Howe Gelb Gets Documentary
Published Nov 12, 2009Giant Sand front-man Howe Gelb went from two Giant Sand releases and a solo album in 2008 to no official output in 2009, a surprising dry spell given the alt-country icon's prolific discography. That period of downtime will soon end, however, as a new documentary and live CD are in the works.
Titled Sno Angel Winging It, the DVD portion of the release is a documentary that follows Gelb with his band and the Voices of Praise gospel choir. The DVD was filmed in Spain, Canada and the UK over a two-year period, and was directed by Maria Mochnacz, who previously directed PJ Harvey's 2006 tour doc Please Leave Quietly.
Courtesy of Blurt, Gelb released the following statement about the documentary:
Rock documentaries suck.
This one is no different, except maybe, cause it was left in the talented hands of Maria Mochnaz (who shot and assembled the live P.J. Harvey DVD) and follows the impossible notion of attaching an entire choir to the crinkle of desire to acquire. It works if you want it too. Soothing, like reaffirming creme. Loose, like cluster muck. The reliving is relieving and revealing. Probably doesn't suck at all.
The DVD comes bundled with a live CD. Pre-orders for the set are currently being taken at the Giant Sand website, and the package is expected to ship as soon as it's done being manufactured.