Over the years, one cat or another has asked me to put together a representative mix of their tunes. About Blog Artwork Commercial Work. Blackstar is, before it is anything, a bracingly new statement. Live, before every song John Lydon gargles a mouthful of Bushmills then flamboyantly spits it into a large black trashcan. The glammy, psychotronic and exquisitely addled Death Valley Girls opened for Roky and were a total gas. It has everything to do with the power of stark flat white throwing all other colors into hyper-bright neon-electric contrast — if cocaine could design album covers they would look a lot like this.
Dream Lover, I know — Oh shit, here comes the sun.
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This year she released Blueprinta another equally urgent and beautifully arranged salvo. Check his monograph Reasons to Be Cheerful if you can score it. I mourned hereand ruminated on the amazing Blackstar here. The only thing more absurd than the idea of a sequel to this famously obtuse prog-rock masterpiece is how decent it actually is. First I read, amused; then I listened and was — utterly delighted that is, while listening I experienced a high degree of gratification and pleasure. Over the years, one cat or another has asked me to put together a representative mix of their tunes.