Monday, July 28, 2008

Say Hi to the Rivers and the Mountains

Forfatter Jonathan Coe og Sean O'Hagan fra High Llamas (og Microdisney) har samarbeidet om verket "Say Hi to the Rivers and the Mountains", der Coe lager tekst og O'Hagan musikk med High Llamas. Dette ble framført på Analog i Dublin for en ukes tid siden.
Jonathan Coe er også forfatter av romanen med Canterbury-tittelen "Rotter's Club", og sannelig får han ikke flettet inn litt skryt av Robert Wyatt i The Guardian ("Moon Tunes" 12. juli): "Microdisney's sound was distinctive: it came from the friction between O'Hagan's strong, accessible melodic sensibility and the furious political radicalism expressed in Cathal Coughlan's lyrics. In pop music, perhaps only Robert Wyatt understood the new economic energies of the 1980s as thoroughly as Coughlan seemed to; and, like Wyatt, he remains one of the music world's most brilliant and underrated lyricists."

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