Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trevor just brought home the Blixa Bargeld (of Einstürzende Neubauten and Bad Seed fame -- longtime fan here of both bands) and Italian composer Teho Teardo collaboration, Still Smiling.

Dark and tender, with lyrics that cut at the core, delivered in Blixa's signature incredible, all over the map vocal style (including some of the only spoken word I can really handle) set over a string quartet and dirgy industrials, I think it may be virtually flawless.

And I'll admit, I initially balked at the price. Why do I do this to myself? This is definitely one to own on vinyl as well.

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