“Turn the lights off …” Brian Eno. Photo: Martin Godwin for the Guardian
COMPLETELY lifted from The Guardian:
“A year ago almost to the day, Brian Eno curated the Brighton festival. In among nights dedicated to Afrobeat legend Tony Allen and a live score set to images of the Apollo moon landings, was the work of relatively unknown poet Rick Holland. Eno first collaborated with Holland back in the late-90s on the Map-Making project before they started recording together in 2003. None of the songs from those initial sessions will appear on their collaborative album, Drums Between the Bells, released through Warp on 4 July, but Glitch was first played in an early incarnation as part of Eno’s “three-dimensional instantiations” (his words, obviously) last year in Brighton. Featuring a heavily treated, monosyllabic vocal intoning lines from Holland’s poetry such as “there is a glitch in the system, outside the brain flow … the only joy there is, is onward search through the darkness” it’s initially pretty heavy going. However, there’s a vibrancy and an infectious sense of experimentation that makes each of the impeccably programmed pulses and distant cymbal splashes all the more joyful. Around the minute-and-a-half mark it sounds briefly as if the robots are taking over as a jagged synth riff seems to disintegrate.” — Michael Cragg Tuesday 19 April 2011 15.08 BSTguardian.co.uk
via JC on twitter, thanks.