Although for me, it was all about Steve Noble's percussion. I felt that is what carries each composition. But then it's probably one of those records everybody's hears different things in.
You always take a kind of meta stance with short analyses of single or several pieces of music and then knitting that into a some kind of greater movement you hear. It works.
I like your style of writing. As for the album, I bought it when I last saw Polar Bear play and put it on when I got home, that worked perfectly. It will be one of those albums I sometimes listen to with great joy; it will be an infrequent visitor of my eardrums.
I really don't like. That said, there's some gorgeous songs on Swanlights.
I like the way you describe how certain songs feel like they miss something when there isn't a form of rediscovery in the music/ singing. Antony has definitely become an artist who can challenge his audience, in fact, most people probably expect and want that challenge thrown at them when they listen to his music/ voice.
Can't seem to enjoy the album as a whole, even after several listens. That tinkly feeling of A Sufi And A Killer that made me return to it over and over again misses here, perhaps it's that spiritual bound-togetherness you speak of
bit different from all the other ones I've read, well done, it seems like it was a pleasant conversation as well.
As for him coming with a band, there's a date confirmed for Amsterdam in December, so bring that UK tour!
Will definitely have to sort out a listen
I quite liked him when we was supporting Sam Amidon a while ago and I'll give the album a go myself, but this doesn't sound promising
and was very much looking forward to catching him again at the North Sea Jazz Festival the weekend before this gig. But he had gone back to the States for either 'no apparent reason' or that he wasn't feeling well. I'm glad he's alright and touring again.
I like this column
and was utterly blown away by that. I'm finding it difficult to get into the album though, it's less immediate or something.
the review is utterly tantalizing
why, why,why, is that so close to my deadlines... I might take some studymaterials with me and take them to the Ryoji Ikeda and Mika Vainio one. I've missed Ikeda on many occasions before, can't let that happen this time. I actually have the exact same problem with James Blackshaw (&Nancy Elizabeth & Hauschka) at Band on the Wall on the 15th.
May is always one of the hottest gig months of the year
Seems like a good day out though
and already very much wanted to listen to this album, but damn, your review is enticing. It makes me want to jump out of the window and run to the record store. Or, you know, give a few double-clicks on my mousepad...
with the sun shining brightly. After listening to loads of new music over the past couple of weeks, trying to take in as much as possible, today I shall go out and to the record store. The albums which have made the most impression on me will be bought as well as some others on which my ear will fall. I realise that some of them will get more listening-time than others, but hopefully somewhere in the selection of today will be an album, maybe two, that will draw me in.
Sometimes I feel like being sucked into an album and sometimes I feel like skipping from song to song, from youtube to spotify to blog to myspace. Hopefully there is a balance in there, but the ponderings expressed here are worthwhile for me.
Nice how you show that it's so difficult to describe this music without the obvious connotations and adjectives.
I was listening to this yesterday while reading Foucault's Discipline and Punish, quite the disturbing experience.
Up until now, I always thought 21st Century Schizoid Man was an untouchable song, but they've made it into a song which portrays that which King Crimson put in there but couldn't surface yet. I like your description of this Luke.
but you get the point
High Watermark of East Coast hiphop, in other words, the wave of east coast hiphop has it's highest point at Wu Tang, in other words, the wave of east coast hiphop is topped by the west coast. Remember Fear and Loathing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TevXDjMRRH4
love the album she did with Avey Tare
but after reading this I must add another very to that
looking forward to the new lcd album