picture from here
Kate Bush is rumoured to release Director´s Cut album on 16th of May. It includes new versions from tracks from The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. At the moment she´s also working on a new album.
I cannot wait! It´s unfortunate that my eye catched this from the web because now there´s long awaiting days to come. But I am sure it´s worth it. And there will be a new version of Deeper Understanding in April to relieve some anxiety.
pictures from Feist´s website
I had nothing urgent to do and could pretty much do what I liked. In addition to knitting and fixing up blog, I had sushi, my favourite and went to the screening of Look at What the Light Did Now. I had listened to her album over and over again a couple years´s back and felt this might be interesting.
This poetic film pulls back the curtain to reveal intimate partnerships with the people Feist calls her ‘amplifiers’: The photographer who helped her hide within the frame, shadow puppeteers in hockey arenas, an artist who built a thread-radiating mural, the video director who conducted fireworks, the pianist who guided the recording of the album, and other musical and visual collaborators. The film follows Feist and her supporting cast through an impressionistic array of flickering scenery, echoing stadiums, puppet workshops, the red carpet, a crumbling French mansion, definitive concert performances and uncommonly candid interviews.
The film was exactly about what the website promise. The intimate collaboration and appreciation of individual artistic skill in the film was truly inspiring. It had tons of creative ideas performed right from the beginning and left inspiring thoughts bubbling under. Even though it was not the perfect documentary in it´s unfinishedness and rambling images, I think it did highlight it´s obvious points about artistic collaborative creation pretty clearly. I especially loved to see things happening and evolving when certain ideas were pushed against each other.
Also, the document brought up two (and more) brilliant artists that I had never heard about before. The first one is Shary Boyle with her live projections: their analog sensibility and uniqueness. The second interesting artist/illustrator is Simone Rubi, whose yarn sculpture/collages formed the artwork of Feist´s Reminder.
picture by Simone Rubi
I came across Anna Calvi somewhere around the net and listened two songs in Spotify and basically that sealed the deal. I love her recently released album to bits and pieces. But the rarest thing is her voice: it´s something I had been hearing here and there in other voices but always lacking that something that I now hear in Anna Calvi´s voice.
The other album I have gotten pretty excited is PJ Harvey´s upcoming album Let England Shake. I will have to wait for that until Valentine´s Day. In the meantime I will keep on listening the first single The Words That Maketh Murder and the Last Living Rose.
1) Relief by Magenta Skycode
2) Swanlights by Antony and the Johnsons
3) False Priest by Of Montreal
Oh, it´s so good to come back home and settle down after busy times when there´s three new albums by my favourite artists waiting to be listened over and over again. But I am afraid, after a brief listening that these won´t be as good as the previous albums of the three. I mean IIIII, The Crying Light and Skeletal Lamping were that good. And they still are, however, I am grateful for the new sounds for autumn.
*edit* After listening new Magenta Skycode album several times, I have to take my words back on that one. It´s very good!