Brian Eno remixes Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective’s “Peradam”

Brian Eno remixes Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective’s “Peradam”
The track is part of a deluxe box set due out Friday, including a 7-track remix record titled The Perfect Vision: Reworkings.

By Raphael Helfand

November 23, 2022

Left to right: Soundwalk Collective’s Stephan Crasneanscki, photo courtesy of Bella Union; Brian Eno, photo by Cecily Eno; Patti Smith, courtesy of Bella Union.

 

Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective have produced a startling amount of collaborative work in the past few years, dropping an album trilogy based on the world travels that inspired the work of three icons of French poetry. Early 2019’s The Peyote Dance focused on Antonin Artaud’s hallucinatory journey through the Sierra Tarahumara in Mexico; Mummer Love, released later the same year, centered Arthur Rimbaud’s travels in Ethiopia’s Abyssinian valley; and 2020’s Peradam recounted René Daumal’s trip through the Himalayas. All three projects were recorded on location.

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Today, in anticipation of a box set comprising those LPs as well as a seven-track record titled The Perfect Vision: Reworkings, Bella Union has shared Brian Eno’s remix of Peradam’s title track. Eno’s version of the piece compresses it down to a just over half its original length and infuses its originally minimal instrumentation with eerie, rattling percussion and ominous, droning synths.

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In addition to Eno’s remix, the forthcoming project will feature reimaginings of Smith and Soundwalk’s joint work from Laraaji, Lotic, Lucrecia Dalt, Atom TM, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and Jim Jarmusch. (The latter two artists’ contributions — “Song of the Highest Tower” and “Eternity,” respectively, have already been released.) Listen to the new track and view The Perfect Vision: Reworkings’ tracklist below.

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The Perfect Vision: Reworkings tracklist

1. Peradam (Brian Eno remix)
2. Song Of The Highest Tower (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith rework)
3. Ivry (Laraaji rework)
4. Bad Blood (Lotic rework)
5. Indian Culture (Lucrecia Dalt remix)
7. Song Of The Highest Tower (AtomTM remix)
7. Eternity (Jim Jarmusch rework)

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Bleachers share new song “Secret Life” featuring Lana Del Rey

Bleachers share new song “Secret Life” featuring Lana Del Rey
The new Bleachers album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night drops this Friday.

By Jordan Darville

July 28, 2021

(L) Jack Antonoff of Bleachers. Photo by Neil Krug (R) Lana Del Rey. Photo by Carlotta Kohl

 

Jack Antonoff and Lana Del Rey have been constant collaborators for years, with Antonoff co-producing and co-writing Del Rey’s albums Norman Fucking Rockwell! and Chemtrails over the Country Club. Now that Antonoff is readying a new album called Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night with his rock act Bleachers, Del Rey is joining him for “Secret Life,” the project’s latest single. A little bit Elliot Smith and little bit Brian Eno, “Secret Life” is a gentle acoustic guitar-driven plea for companionship with Del Rey on background vocals. Listen below. Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night drops Friday, July 30.

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Hear every song mentioned in David Byrne’s episode of The FADER Uncovered

Hear every song mentioned in David Byrne’s episode of The FADER Uncovered
All 46 songs, from Arcade Fire to Sly & The Family Stone.

By David Renshaw

May 26, 2021

The third full episode of The FADER Uncovered, a brand new podcast series in which host Mark Ronson talks with the world’s most impactful musicians, is up now and available for download wherever you listen to podcasts. This week Ronson sits down with David Byrne, the Talking Heads founder whose whose music has led the way for multiple generations of artists. Together they discussed Byrne’s stunning Broadway show American Utopia plus his work with Brian Eno on 2008 album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.

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The two also bring up lots of music across the episode, referencing songs by Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Sly & The Family Stone, and many more during their conversation. To make that all easier to navigate, we’ve dropped it all into a 46-song playlist, which you can check out below.

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Follow and subscribe to The FADER Uncovered here, check out this week’s episode with Questlove here, and check back for new episodes every Monday.

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