Album of the Week: Dirty Three | Love Changes Everything

The decade-long wait is over.

Love Changes Everything is the Three’s new album, coming some 10 years after their last and the boys in the band—Warren Ellis, Jim White, and Mick Turner—have only grown stronger.

The band first came into being in 1992 in Australia where Turner—who is also an artist, White—who has also played with PJ Harvey, Mark Kozelek, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Smog, The Blackeyed Susans, Kim Salmon’s STM, Venom P. Stinger, The Tren Brothers, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and Ellis—who also plays with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, and along with Nick Cave has written and performed scores of lovely haunting film scores, all call home. Ellis, along with his wife, founded the Ellis Park Wildlife Sanctuary in Sumatra for animals who need lifetime care and cannot survive in the wild. Ellis also penned the memoir Nina Simone’s Gum, a Times Top 10 bestseller, that Jim Jarmusch called, “A moving, inspiration insight into a beautiful mind.” with Flea adding, “This is such a beautiful f*@king book. Thank you, Warren. I highly recommend this motherf*@ker.”

From the Love Changes Everything liner notes:

Their playing encompasses ALL – from the original fury of their unlikely power trio to an impressionist cinema later on; mercurial, tumultuous to ambient to adagio, mood and emotion drawn up to dazzling heights from the humble human scale.

All together and all told, Love Changes Everything makes for essential listening, food for the mind, body, and soul.