Price: £21.99
Format: vinyl
Artist: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Availability: 16-02-2018
CatNo: 0075597933901
Landfall, which was inspired by Laurie Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking Kronos Quartet.  
 
The album juxtaposes lush electronics and string arrangements with Anderson’s powerful descriptions of loss (ranging from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species and Dutch karaoke bars). 

“These are stories with tempos,” Anderson says. “I’ve always been fascinated by the complex relationship of words and music whether in song lyrics, supertitles or voice over.  In Landfall, instruments initiate language through our new text software, erst.  The blend of electronic and acoustic strings is the dominant sound of Landfall. Much of the music in this work is generated from the harmonies and delays of unique software designed for the solo viola and reinterpreted for the quartet. In addition, there were elements of the optigan, a keyboard that uses information stored on optical discs.”

Heavyweight, double 140g vinyl edition with download card.

 

1.      CNN Predicts a Monster Storm 
2.      Wind Whistles Through the Dark City 
3.      The Water Rises 
4.      Our Street Is a Black River 
5.      Galaxies 
6.      Darkness Falls 
7.      Dreams 
8.      Dreams Translated 
9.      The Dark Side 
10.    Built You a Mountain 
11.    The Electricity Goes out and We Move to a Hotel 
12.    We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language 
13.    Dawn of the World 
14.    The Wind Lifted the Boats and Left Them on the Highway 
15.    It Twisted the Street Signs 
16.    Then It Receded 
17.    The Nineteen Stars of Heaven 
18.    Nothing Left but Their Names 
19.    All the Extinct Animals 
20.    Galaxies II 
21.    Never What You Think It Will Be 
22.    Thunder Continues in the Aftermath 
23.    We Blame Each Other for Losing the Way 
24.    Another Long Evening 
25.    Riding Bicycles Through the Muddy Streets 
26.    Helicopters Hang Over Downtown 
27.    We Head Out 
28.    Everything Is Floating 
29.    Gongs and Bells Sing 
30.    Old Motors and Helicopters