R: [thewire] Annette Peacock's new album alert
- Well, i totally disagree with Jan Penman's review, The Ape Of Naples is as
wonderful as the Coil best albums of the past years...really moving and
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Oggetto: [thewire] Annette Peacock's new album alert
For anyone who's interested - she's got a new album out of which there's
scant mention anywhere. Little wonder, as she's self-releasing again on her
revived Ironic label and handpackaging stuff by the looks of it - my copy
was signed and numbered (105, I think).
It's called 31:31 (which is the running time) and is the most glorious
half-hour of layered spacey music. It's a quantum leap over the ECM release
(An Acrobat's Heart) which was just a little too homogenous, even for a
dyed in the wool Peacock fan like me. Beautifully judged percussion on it
with a vibe that's a cross between some of the Abstract Contact tracks and
The Perfect Release. This is the art of song as it's supposed to be -
elusive, at times unsettling and yet completely bewitching.
She's describing it as music to play in one's car, which is a bit bizarre
because like all of her stuff it rewards one's full attention - but then
she's always been crap at self-publicity. She had her website up for ages
promising a new release (www.annettepeacock.com) and then one day when I'd
given up all hope of it appearing suddenly it was there. Wonder when The
Wire will get round to reviewing it (David Keenan's usually, well, keen on
her stuff) and maybe doing an itsy-bitsy feature...?
OK gush over and out.
PS: Did anyone else think Ian Penman's review of The Ape of Naples was just
a wee bit unfair? Granted I haven't heard the prior versions of some of the
tracks on the album which got him so hissy, but the whole thing worked as
an album for me and it did the teleporting thing that Coil music does.
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>She's describing it as music to play in one's car, which is a bit bizarreNah - she's playing a clever game - if you HAVE a car you can afford her CD.
>because like all of her stuff it rewards one's full attention - but then
>she's always been crap at self-publicity. She had her website up for ages
No point appealing to the penniless student demographic.
>PS: Did anyone else think Ian Penman's review of The Ape of Naples was justIt seemed pretty fair and balanced, certainly insofar as he was fully aware
>a wee bit unfair? Granted I haven't heard the prior versions of some of the
>tracks on the album which got him so hissy, but the whole thing worked as
>an album for me and it did the teleporting thing that Coil music does.
of the likely reasons for his own disappointment with it.
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