SCOTT WALKER 30TH CENTURY MAN

SCOTT WALKER 30TH CENTURY MAN

Just beyond the world of pop stardom there is a creative realm in which Scott Walker inhabits, his followers are other wayward audio explorers like Beck, Jarvis Cocker, and David Bowie. "30th Century Man" attempts to give us a window into this rare sonic space. And yes, it's about the music.

  • Few bands have that rare ability to imbue a new era through the recording of a song or an album. Those who have have done so have transport us into new unmapped landscapes. "Penny Sparkle" opens the door into a new realm within th... Few bands have that rare ability to imbue a new era through the recording of a song or an album. Those who have have done so have transport us into new unmapped landscapes. "Penny Sparkle" opens the door into a new realm within the 4AD universe. Sonically this is the most comforting adventure the band has taken. "Penny Sparkle" is so consistently beautiful in composition, and presentation that I want to move into the album and live there.

  • This is the album that opened my ears to Black Metal. From the opening movements of "Dia Artio" (track one) though to the album's final track "Two Hunters" quickly crosses into sonic worlds belonging to neighboring music genres, a... This is the album that opened my ears to Black Metal. From the opening movements of "Dia Artio" (track one) though to the album's final track "Two Hunters" quickly crosses into sonic worlds belonging to neighboring music genres, and continues the crossing cloaked in many colors taken from Nordic song, shoegazer guitar, and contemporary composition. Wolves in the Throne Room are creating a familiar yet new facet in the process designing a gem like sound and what strikes me is that with each new music invention an epic sound-scape is born in the wake of it.

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  • The enchanting voice of Brendan Perry is hypnotic and warm, light this one up on a cold northern night.

  • I put this one on when I long to be in another country, it takes me to that place.

  • Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren" as sung by Liz Fraser makes it all worth while.

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  • Definitive remastered 18 track best of compilation blah, blah, blah, and contains all of the chart singles and features a 20 page booklet with comprehensive sleevenotes and lots of cool vocals and guitar chords--wooh-hoo!

  • Ahh this brings that 4AD sound back to the future.

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  • For those who already know the short films of the Brothers Quay, Phantom Museums is a welcome, thorough investigation of a lifelong dedication to stop-motion animation and dream sequence narratives. For those just discovering this... For those who already know the short films of the Brothers Quay, Phantom Museums is a welcome, thorough investigation of a lifelong dedication to stop-motion animation and dream sequence narratives. For those just discovering this identical twin team of Stephen and Timothy Quay, Phantom Museums is the place to start. This two-disc set includes roughly twenty of their projects, chronologically spanning thirty years. Inspired by the old-fashioned look of early animated features such as The Adventures of Prince Achmed, as well as Jan Svankmajer and Jiri Barta's films, The Brothers Quay built their reputation on combining the quaintness and delicacy of early animation with present day macabre. As miniaturists, they painstakingly hand assembled decadent sets, such as an ancient library, a shrunken head vault at the natural history museum, and spiral staircases. Homemade dolls with missing eyes, pins, needles, and screws, protractors, and other tiny metallic things, make characters and their environs grotesquely techno, framed by carnivalesque camerawork in which the viewer experiences scenes from every possible angle. Highly anatomical, they sometimes use steaks and livers to represent doll innards. Watching these films now, one appreciates their Goth quality, especially because of the romantic, classical musical accompaniment. Their influence on the music video industry is also apparent. Each film has a unique story and production design, so that although the overall Quay aesthetic is clear, variation avoids redundancy. Phantom Museums also includes director commentary, alternate versions, and a wonderful filmed interview with the pair, in which they discuss their father forcing them to choose between either becoming gym teachers or artists. Lucky for us.

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  • We (music consumers) are all moveing into the post-packaging era of music history, as more music lovers scan through list to pick and chose individual tracks for download, the cult of the album and album cover art is vanishing fro... We (music consumers) are all moveing into the post-packaging era of music history, as more music lovers scan through list to pick and chose individual tracks for download, the cult of the album and album cover art is vanishing from the habits of the mainstream. Here is a example of the last gasp of album driven music, the 2008 4AD "Dead Can Dance Box Set". it's a re-issue of the nine Dead Can Dance albums, a limited edition of 1500 box sets containing all albums in Hybrid Stereo SACD format (which will also play on regular CD players). All albums have been remastered by MFSL (Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory), one of the most respected audiophile labels in the USA. The albums are packaged in Japanese paper sleeves which replicate the original UK vinyl releases - down to the finest details of replica inner sleeves, and new booklets with lyrics, album labels and further images. I sugest that if you are new to ambum art, or if you are new to Dead Can Dance you need to experiance the best. This is the perfect place to start

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  • Mysterious and lamentful, that's how the cover image of Red House Painters "Ocean Beach" feels. I discovered this album while living in San Francisco where dating strait women was already a thing of the past. Thanks to the songs ... Mysterious and lamentful, that's how the cover image of Red House Painters "Ocean Beach" feels. I discovered this album while living in San Francisco where dating strait women was already a thing of the past. Thanks to the songs on "Ocean Beach" I had a soundtrack for my foggy love life by the sea.

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  • On Monday 24th September, 4AD will release new music by Scott in the shape of And Who Shall Go To The Ball ? And What Shall Go To The Ball ? (TAD2731) This project is very different to The Drift - an instrumental composition in... On Monday 24th September, 4AD will release new music by Scott in the shape of And Who Shall Go To The Ball ? And What Shall Go To The Ball ? (TAD2731) This project is very different to The Drift - an instrumental composition in four movements, written for a contemporary dance piece - but the music is just as thrilling and just as unclassifiable. And Who Shall Go To The Ball ? And What Shall Go To The Ball ? is being made available as a deluxe, limited edition CD with a running time of just under 25 minutes; it will never be re-pressed.

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