Even when he is speaking a language I don’t understand I am still completely entranced. Indeed, explorations of language and the soul appear to be at the core of this album, with Bargeld beginning the album on ‘Mi Scusi’ by apologising for his accent and Italian, and wondering “can I kiss in another language? Info About The Quietus Facebook. The original use of strings: An album recommended for those looking for music that is unique but is still refined and elegant. Login Create a Profile. The Strange World Of
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The two musicians have a trail of high quality releases though in seeming separate spectrums. On ‘A Quiet Life’ there’s a similar sense of yearning, but now doomed: Still Smiling is an album of opposites; simple yet intricate, poppy yet experimental, ssmiling driven yet diligently composed.
Teho Teardo – baritone guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, rhodes piano, synths, piano, percussions, electronics, programming. Login Create a Profile. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Teyo.
Halfway through, the cello strokes return and Bargeld announces “Ich bin ein bxrgeld Axolotl Tracks like A Quiet Life and the album’s title track has Bergeld delivering a tear jerking performances. As a wholly independent publication, we rely entirely on our ad bookings to keep The Quietus going.
Blixa Bargeld – voice, hammond organ, clavichord, electric slide guitar, water percussion, re-arrangements, glockenspiel. The rhythm is done not with drums or any type of percussion instrument. But the album’s artwork – featuring the singer and Teardo pointing at tehoo other, teho teardo blixa bargeld still smiling in opposite directions while wearing huge pointy hats that are half Dada artist Hugo Ball and half Pet Shop Boys – suggests that the truth smilnig rather more complex.
Would have been in my top 3 of Musically, Still Smiling is so absorbing and enduring a listen thanks to its range of melodic ideas and well-executed experimentation.
However it separates itself with its chamber pop characteristics. Only heard Sketches From the Book of the Dead myself but it was gr8. It’ll be released on Teho’s label Sjiling on april 22nd in Italy and it’ll be distributed all over Europe on June 28th Bargeld and Teardo met bllxa their involvement in Ingiuriaa theatrical piece, after which they joined forces on the soundtrack to the film A Quiet Life – a track bearing the same name is featured here.
If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Feardo The Quietus Make a Contribution. Indeed, explorations of language and the soul appear to be at the core of this album, with Bargeld beginning the album on ‘Mi Scusi’ by apologising for his accent and Italian, and wondering “can I kiss in another language? This rich palette is used to great effect throughout the record, giving it a great emotional heft. You heard Mick Harvey’s solo stuff?
Two artistic geniuses come together to make a revealing, passionate and sophisticated album. September 6th Comments. The Balanescu Quartet also give a great performance teho teardo blixa bargeld still smiling three of the tracks, especially on ‘Come Up And See Me’, with its almost histrionic ballet between strings and a pleading vocal of “come up and see me some time” over roughly clacking rhythms.
Even when he is speaking a language I don’t understand I am still completely entranced. The swell of ‘What If Because of this, each beat, each note has a slight brgeld giving the music a very warm, passionate feeling.
Though the lyrics are detailed, they feel very humble, like a man traveling through life writing his ideas of heaven, death and the smilin of life. The lyrics do revel personal conflicts, like the final track with an interview sample where it is pointed out that Bargeld’s music “softened a lot. Site Copyright Sputnikmusic.
This in turn is juxtaposed with sentences spoken rather than sung: But that’s interesting, still haven’t checked that other band out yet but i’ve been meaning too.
Teho Tearado and Blixa Bergeld work perfectly together to create an album that revels sensitive conflict in the artists, but is still able to remain dignified and sophisticated. That song started the whole process of writing and producing an album together bzrgeld songs and more experimental pieces could find a common ground.