CURRENT 93 - I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell (A Channel)

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Avantgarde | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: The Spheres | Autor: BSV

Also with their new album "I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell" David disturb Tibet and his band. The lyrics are cryptic, Tibet repeatedly intersperses Greek words, uses Old Testament figures, sings of Romans and Greeks, Hebrews and Babylonians, of Caesar, Plato and Hammurabi, uses Arabic characters, tells of dromedaries, the Holy Lamb and China. All this with chanting. And with an apocalyptic (chamber) music in which the piano is formative, sometimes classical, sometimes avant-garde. Atonal strings sound in the background. A saxophone is added that knows how to ingratiate with deep tones and frighten with indescribable cacophony. Rarely drums and guitar sound. A flute soothes the demons. This is art, every single track a mystery. The Brit has grouped several guest musicians around himself, including prominent ones: Nick Cave, John Zorn, Andrew Liles, Antony Hegarty. Tibet is the narrator, not the singer. According to his own statement, this music was not written, but dreamed.

Top track: Those Flowers Grew

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