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probably going to be Scott singing over typically dull Sunn O))) tosh. but any Scott-activity is good.
People who sing over SunnO))) and it sounds fine:
- Attila Csihar
- Her from Thorr's Hammer
People who sing over SunnO))) and it sounds crap:
- Julian Cope
- Him from Xasthur
Scott Walker seems likely to be in the latter category.
maybe sunn o))) have written some lush 4 minute string sections
Sounds great: Malefic
(It Took the Night to Believe is probably the best SunnO))) track of them all, imo)
Sounds crap: Attila (aka, Drunk Uncle Grimm)
Scott Walker could go either way - but this project should surely be called Scot T)))
SunnO))) are a pretty ridiculous band, but at least the ridiculousness of Atilla Csihar is consistent.
my mum loves scott, never thought he'd be the one to introduce her to sunn o)))
right into that . what a mug.
this is for real.
Thought they'd save it for the Christmas market
Make of that what you will.
Diamanda Galas would be fun
that'd be the end
just him directing everything.
i guess kronos quartet if pushed.
The Haxan Cloak?
tracklist and stuff on the website now
out september 14th
can't believe they've actually called a song 'Fetish'. so cliched. will probably be amazing
so Scott has written the music, which makes me much more excited. and if he is working with the guy that produced Climate Of Hunter i'd love it if it had that sort of vibe but with Sunn O))) guitars
good to know it's not gonna be boring drone fest
This is the sort of collaboration you dream about finding in a record shop one day
(and then you wake up and it's of course nonsense)
cant c&p on me work phone tho
what fresh new devilry is this, Greg & Stephen?!
can't take this seriously at all
quite liek it
pretty lol tho
They are pretty litigious bastards and I think they now own the Sunn brand
I'm amused at how, er, "accessible" this sounds compared to Bisch Bosch and The Drift. Excited for it.
just listened to this
first thing - very much sounds like it was made to be played live. might just be the nature of the material, but there's none of the huge string sections, foley sounds etc that are on scott's other recent stuff. just scott + sunn o))) + occasionally a sax.
also the production is amazing. the guitars sound so good
it sounds exactly like a scott walker / sunn o))) collaboration basically. and it's amazing. think trimming away a lot of the fat from Bish Bosch has really focussed his songs and voice; lots of dark humour and incomprehensible choruses.
though Scott sounds like a muppet on Lullaby. Is Lullaby supposed to cut out abruptly, by the way?
either way, Fetish is really good.
yeah i was wondering that about Lullaby
it's significantly shorter than all the other songs as well. i guess if someone has itunes they can look at the pre-order that will give the track lengths (?)
and it had all the songs at around 9 minutes except Herod which is 12 minutes.
yeah it's definitely a fuck up on the leak then
"Chew Chew, Mama"
Unlike his music, but that seems true of a lot of 'extreme' music people. Jacob from Converge seems like a nice chap as well, bit intense though.
This interview does suffer from Quietus Verbal Pretension Syndrome, however: lengthy quote; references and comparisons to 'high art'; declaration that 'art has been liberated (essentially and for the most part) from the need and the ability to outrage'; asks about use of Latin in order to demonstrate own proficiency.
My favourite bit is this, where tQ is possessed by the spirit of Will Self:
tQ: 'Did you acquiesce to their dictat?'
And Scott replies like a normal person:
People who actually are clever and have something to say tend to speak and write clearly, whereas people who aren't and don't often gussy up their language to puff themselves up, is what I'm saying.
Good album tho, and it's always good to hear from Scott Walker. The questions were actually pretty good and threw some light on an interesting collaboration, but the cultural studies essay at the start and some of the phrasing was a bit final-year English BA.
That's right, I'm criticising a Quietus piece for being pretentious, it's never been done before WHAT
no good can come from reading it
"...people who aren't and don't often gussy up their language to puff themselves up, is what I'm saying."
There are a couple of people on here who have been like that, including a chap who doesn't post anymore called Loui_Tacceh, who particularly fitted that description.
Anyone else heard back about this? Just got an 'RSVP' email, but it doesn't have a barcode or a name or a +1 or anything like that. Is it just a 'turn up and hope you get in' sort of affair?
Good piece of writing (as was that earlier interview IMO)
Just got back from the album playback at St John's in Hackney. Wonderful listening space - really wish more labels would do events like this. Would happily have paid a couple of quid for the privilege as well.
As for the album itself, it's a real monolith, to use SunnO))) terminology, but I'm not sure my words can do it proper justice - and while an astounding achievement, I probably won't be revisiting it all that much - it demands a lot of attention, and I can't really imagine listening to it outside of a church setting now! I imagine Scott Walker fans will be very happy though. Look forward to hearing what others have to say on the matter.
P.S. this thread doesn't seem to be coming up on the front page anymore? Ignore me if this isn't the case.
It's his best album since Scott 4. Amazing. "Woke nailed to cross! Could not give toss!"