“Sudah lewat 10 bulan, dan tanpa kau sadari, aku selalu memperhatikan rasa bersalahmu di waktu kau tidur. Aku ada di eternit kamarmu setiap malam Leo, dan wajahmu masih sama seperti saat kau potong2 habis tubuhku” @fairuzahmad
A new track titled No Face by Karin Dreijer Andersson, which you know from The Knife and Fever Ray, is featured on the We Are The Works In Progress compilation. The song was initially written for the Ingmar Bergman play The Wolf Hour (of which the soundtrack was entirely written by Karin) but didn’t end up being used - hope we get to hear that soundtrack one day, though.
With just a minimum of instruments and a focus on the opera-like vocals, No Face reminds me of the music of Klaus Nomi and Tomorrow, In A Year, the opera The Knife wrote music for last year, along with Planningtorock and Mt. Sims.
We Are The Works In Progress is a 14-song benefit album to support Japan and it’s ongoing efforts to heal post-tsunami and was compiled and organized by Blonde Redhead. It will be available digitally on January 10th and the double LP can be pre-order on their website.