Tickets are on sale now: mif.co.ukDustin O'Halloran and adam bryanbaum wiltzie have taken some time out of AWVFTS to create the score for 'Invisible Cities' - an immersive performance in collaboration with 59 Productions including theatre, dance, architectural design and visuals. The project is set to premiere at Manchester International Festival this July.
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Dug up this old Talk Talk book I contributed some words to by James Marsh, the guy that made all their artworks.
“This memory is forever tattooed on my cerebellum. It was a week after my birthday, September 1988. I was on my way to go record-shopping at The Candyman record store in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was flipping through the ‘new’ bin and came across a copy of ‘Spirit of Eden’ on vinyl. When I returned home I put it on, it was one of those few moments in life where you stare at the record player in complete bemusement. What is this music?
Hearing that three-song suite on the first side for the first time was, as I believe a wise man once uttered, “ like I was shot with a diamond bullet right through my forehead.” Although I can imagine the innumerable hordes would never see the connection, it was essentially an incoherent catalyst for the early Stars of the Lid rumblings, multiple suites connecting through one song that would go on forever. There is just a sullen atmosphere in those recordings that I have concluded, in one way or another, changed my life, or at least the way my ears perceive it.”
Stew York the night you first played it to me is seared into my brain forever. Life changing album my friend.
When you and Brian came to Dallas to open for Bedhead, I asked what y’all were listening to lately... Talk Talk (and Eno) was the answer.
Spirit of Eden was for me like a complete reimagining of what music could be like without any rules. Artistic freedom never sounded so beautiful.
I was in a bar talking to some friends about the greatness of these last two Talk Talk albums just a few months ago.
Colour of Spring is the album I’ve listened to more than any other in life and one of those records I turn to all the time for some reason. Thanks for sharing this. Very cool.
the vinyl section at Candyman has since disappeared.
Well said sir!!!
Oh. This makes me love you even more.
I learned about this record from reading old interviews with sotl. this'nes a life changer.
Thanks for turning me on Spirit of Eden. Rue du Lombard era
My memories are much the same Adam. . . I really was drawn to them back in the 80's. I wore the cassette tape out I played it so much! Thanks for sharing, I will be on the look out for one. So sad to see him leave this mortal coil!
Gutted alongside you, Mr. Wiltze. We've lost a legend, but are blessed with all that he left us with to play over and over and over. Thank you and Godspeed, Mark.
Playing "Inside Looking Out" right now...
had never listened before, but you and other figures in the ambient scene posting have enlightened me. such a shame, still very young, RIP
In December 2016, the late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson performed at Berlin's Funkhaus to kick off his Orphée tour. To mark the first anniversary of his sad passing, we have an exclusive broadcast of the show in full. Saturday, February 9th at 6pm.
Remembering my friend Jóhann Jóhannsson on this sad day...Unique church concert and tribute to an acclaimed Icelandic (film)composer. A complete live performance of ‘Virðulegu Forsetar’, Jóhann Jóhannsson's second a... ... See MoreSee Less
Our new STARS OF THE LID, 'Installation for People with Special Powers on the Run from Government Exploitation', will be on display starting next Friday, February 15-17, in Chicago at The Art Institutes Sculpture Court.
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