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Laurie Anderson: Homeland (Nonesuch)

Laurie Anderson: Homeland (Nonesuch)

From the accompanying DVD, you sense this should have been a double CD for us to fully appreciate the long arc and nuances of this, Anderson's first album in a decade. Anderson's work is allusive rather than literal or descriptive, but in these often disturbing, melancholy and dislocated meditations on the state of her country,...

Emilie Simon: Presents The Big Machine (Cartell)

Emilie Simon: Presents The Big Machine (Cartell)

Frankly I was stunned when I read a recent review of this astonishingly annoying, very ordinary album which awarded it five stars. That kind of rating I think should be reserved for albums you will be still listening to in a year . . . and a decade. I found it hard to get through this one twice. French singer Simon (known more for classy...

THE VIVID FESTIVAL, SYDNEY 2010: The laughin' Lou and lovely Laurie show

THE VIVID FESTIVAL, SYDNEY 2010: The laughin' Lou and lovely Laurie show

“This'll be my second old rocker today,” says the photographer. “I just did Peter Garrett this morning.” We're in a small foyer of the Sydney Opera House waiting for the married couple of “old rocker” Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, who have co-curated the Vivid Live component of the annual Vivid...

Meredith Monk: Songs of Ascension (ECM New Series)

Meredith Monk: Songs of Ascension (ECM New Series)

Meredith Monk's ethereal vocal music often seems to exist between the chapel and the arthouse, at home being bookended by a choral group and Laurie Anderson. Over the decades her work has extended from its minimalist origins into instrumental works, theatrical productions, opera (Atlas) and film (Book of Days), and yet its spare, skeletal...

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