I did a sort-of comics drawing listening to/responding to Kraftwerk’s Klingklang.
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I’ve been obsessing over Gin Wigmore. :)
Also, cool drawing! I haven’t heard KlingKlang, but I think the organic imagery is a really cool contrast to the title, and what I’ve listened to of Kraftwerk.
Thanks! Hadnt’ thought of it in terms of organic imagery, but, yep, organic imagery it is….
I’m just cutting and pasting something I wrote elsewhere about The Enid…
I saw them on Wednesday, my first gig in well over a year. My thirst for music has never stopped, but most times I went to gigs, I often felt the money may have been better spend on more cds. The fact that Godfrey is very old and that I rarely see any bands touring who are that kind of obscure but have a powerful cult appeal, helped me decide on going.
The support band were just okay-ish. Like any number of modern prog bands, I couldn’t detect much individual character that I think really lacks in the genre today. Then on comes The Enid, full of everything the last band lacked. I had only heard their first two albums (reissued recently) and a newer instrumental, so I was struck by the exceedingly camp singers beautiful falsetto voice. This guy appears to have a background in theatre and Godfrey said he was kind of fulfilling a role that an early Enid member was to play but died before they got to record.
Godfrey said he was dying of Alzheimer’s and said he was giving the band the option to carry on without him when he dies, I think he is writing lots of music before he goes. The band looked odd bowing together because 3 of them were in their 20s and the other 3 going from middle age to Godfreys age.
It was wonderful. Amazing how close they sound to an orchestra.
I may not have made it clear that Godfrey is dying of Alzheimer’s now, but I don’t know how that earlier member died at the start of the band
Other recent listening…
Voivod, Dr John, The God Machine, Funkadelic, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Queenadreena, Legendary Pink Dots, Art Zoyd, Celtic Frost, Skinny Puppy, Gentle Giant, Foetus… all great stuff. How on earth can I be listening to music so often and not be able to keep up with the current releases? I haven’t kept up with the current stuff for a few years. Still behind on so many genres I need to catch up on.
KISS, KISS, and more KISS
A bunch of old Australian art punk bands: Tactics, the Thought Criminals, and the mighty X.
I’m looking forward to the new Savages album that comes out in a couple of weeks:
I’ve heard a couple of their other songs and they remind me of a more aggressive, darker take on early U2, so I’ve also been listening to “11 O’Clock Tick Tock”:
Also picked up Gary Clark, Jr.’s first album, which I enjoy, but I think I prefer his live, in-studio sessions:
And this Sandy Denny song, “For the Shame of Doing Wrong (I Wish I Was a Fool for You)”–her voice! Those guitars!
Hadn’t heard the Sandy Denny version of that song in a while. Intriguing.
First three tracks of the Talking Heads album Remain in Light — so good.
Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet The Juliet Letters. Easily my favourite of his concept/team-up albums.
Absu just never got boring. Occult metal death metal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hzRC3B8fLs&list=RD22RCSRS__cwzM
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