Okay, Peter Kernel are a fierce, burning fire, one more time, and this three songs set can't say anything differently. They play so tight. And, here, everything is oneirically propelled by the direction of Olivier Lovey & Ludovic Chappex, framed into a sort of "a real-life Italian Peep show (or Raree show)". What a piece of psychedelic work. Bzz blows out performed live. One more reason not to miss their live shows.
So, punk icon Iggy Pop played a couple of Graindorge tracks on his BBC 6 Music show some years ago, she finds out and got in touch, he replied, they finally made Music together. And it worked. What a beauty. He "wrote the lyrics for ‘The Dictator' two months before Russia invaded Ukraine” (via BC). What a shirtless Nostradamus. My bad, I never heard of Catherine Graindorge before. Now I do. Talented musician and composer, a visionary violinist able to craft a compelling journey into experimental and evocative music, with tints of medititve and minimalist, dissolving the classicism of her instrument into drone music sometimes, in a twirling of passages where Iggy's spoken word perfectly combines. Funereal and heavily narrative. Almost sombre and sobre at the same time in its mourning tournament. Like the In the Deathcar, driven by a dream of a violin.
From Music for Ghosts(2023), artist Mattia Marcelli releases a video for Red Herring, - a tripping trip sinking through the music sink of psychedelia. DIY at its best. And I can't help but reposting here the entire record available on BC. Enjoy, press play.
05/03 Napoli Wakeupandream venue tba 06/03 Pesaro @ Sala della Repubblica 07/03 Foligno (Pg) @ ZUT 08/03 Firenze @ Sala Vanni 09/03 Novara @ NovaraJazz Weekender Spring 2024 10/03 Genova @ Teatro La Claque