By Scott Creney I know that none of this matters b/c the album came out nearly a week ago and so everyone’s already on to reading about another record by now. If I’d finished this earlier, I could have multiplied the number of Original Page Views by 10, and in music writing world this would’ve […]
Five hundred years ago Talk Normal would have been burned as witches for this act of prophecy.
Sure. Julia Holter does sound softened, magical, intimate. Beauty is saddened.
Folk over here (notably themselves) compare this Melbourne trio’s delicate and intelligent dance music to Bjork, Young Marble Giants, Arthur Russell and Laurie Anderson… but I don’t really hear any of that. The oblique and faintly awkward grooves, the summery feel of the constantly changing percussion, the minimal repetition, the constant throwback to insidiously vaguely […]
It’s easy to miss Laurie Anderson. She might have been out there in the creative spectrum for over 30 years and she’s artistic royalty but still she lives on the fringe, experimenting with art, theatre, instillation and the like. Maybe once or twice a decade she’ll release a collection of songs but they often skirt […]
There’s something very early 80s Eno, or Phillip Glass about all this. Laurie Anderson, even. Doubtless some will dismiss the eerie simplicity and modernity of this music as a joke, or figure it to be ‘not music’. If this is not music then I don’t want to be a music critic. I’m living in the wrong […]