Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Release: Lou Reed Collaborates with Avant-Garde Composer Stephen Emmer with Recitement

On the 7th April Avant-Garde composer, Stephen Emmer will release Recitement, a spoken word album set to classical music, featuring Lou Reed, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Kristel, Kurt Schwitters, Richard Burton and others.

The album was recorded at Studio 150 by Joeri Saal and Stephen Emmer in Amsterdam, and was mixed by Tony Visconti at Phillip Glass' Looking Glass Studios in New York City (the latter's credits include David Bowie, T.Rex, Morrissey).

The linernotes in the CD booklet are written by Michael Brocken the author of The British Folk Revival and Bob Dylan: The Robert Shelton Conference. He has contributed to Wire, Mojo, Record Collector, and Radio Times.

Literary source texts for the songs are extracted from Charles Baudelaire, Yoko Ono, Samuel Beckett, Alessandro Baricco, Christopher Fry, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Paul Theroux, Victoria Ocampo, Remco Campert, Hugo Claus and Thomas Hardy.
Image: Thanks peter@noblepr.co.uk

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