Saturday, May 20, 2006

Getting lost in the drift

Scott Walker

Bought this today, and I’ve not heard anything this traumatic since Joy Division's Closer , 'Children of God' from the Swans or that heart wrenching song by Coil – you know the one with the ghostly answer phone message at its core...

Staggeringly excellent, shit the sheer scope of The Drift really feels like it’s been laboured over for the last ten years...

Screw dancing; this is the soul on a operating table - a stained sinewy tarnished beauty.

Maybe commercial suicide for 4AD but what’s living without risk(?)

Something immortal here lies.

4 comments:

Robert said...

pure peyoetry

:)

Cloudboy said...

Captivated by the fragmentary grace of the lyrics (reading them without the music) - a multitude of visions half complete (compete), broken tokens feeding the void - guess I’ll be listening to this for a while even if the rest of the family think I should’ve asked for a refund...

Molly Bloom said...

This is a really great, great, great album.

Cloudboy said...

A classic indeed...