Archives mensuelles : septembre 2014

‘Don’t Let My Marigolds Die’

Bill Fay : ‘Don’t Let My Marigolds Die‘ (‘Times of the last Persecution‘  L.P., 1971)

Vivement l’Hiver

Grouper : ‘Ruins‘ (Kranky, 2014)

‘Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Zé dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother’s house in 2004. Iʼm still surprised by what I wound up with. 

It was the first time Iʼd sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with aportable 4-track ,Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnʼt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The pathwound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village. 

The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came(microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in.’

Jonathan Glazer : ‘Under the skin’

Pas besoin d’aller chercher dans sa page Wikipedia pour deviner que ce Jonathan Glazer donnait dans le video-clip avant de passer au long-métrage. Trop esthétisant à mon goût, Under the skin reste néanmoins un documentaire atypique sur Glasgow et ses environs, en compagnie qui plus est, d’une charmante guide touristique.

I had a dream …

It’s Immaterial : ‘Endless Holiday‘ (from the ‘Song‘ L.P., Siren Records, 1990)

A Year In Life

La Vie comme elle va dans le Lancashire, à savourer en replay sur Arte TV jusqu’au 8 septembre prochain.