Horse Stories The rebirth of instrumental rock continues: First Robert Miles' hit "Children" becomes the Chariots of Fire for the techno set, and now this Australian trio… Horse Stories The rebirth of instrumental rock continues: First Robert Miles' hit "Children" becomes the Chariots of Fire for the techno set, and now this Australian trio… Dirty Three Indie Rock Instrumental
Music Review

Horse Stories

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Dirty Three; Genres: Indie Rock, Instrumental

The rebirth of instrumental rock continues: First Robert Miles' hit ''Children'' becomes the Chariots of Fire for the techno set, and now this Australian trio reinvents folk fiddling for alterna-rockers. Whether thrashing away furiously or playing late-night weepers, the Dirty Three create music of heartbreaking beauty and fire in Horse Stories — songs like ''I Remember a Time When Once You Used to Love Me'' don't need lyrics when the music is this emotional. A

Originally posted Oct 11, 1996 Published in issue #348 Oct 11, 1996 Order article reprints