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German "Intro" - bits about IMMEAL and the tour

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 2:00 pm
by 425-17
In the German magazine <a href="http://www.intro.de/magazin/musik/23035 ... ent_page=1"> Intro </a> the boys give an interview. Here are the interesting facts:

- "I made my excuses and left" was partly inspired by Cynthia Lennon seeing John with Yoko. Another inspiration came from some composition by Gavin Bryar
- Neil and Chris decide about the remixers (Wolgang Tillmans thought it was very uncool that they chose Blank & Jones)
- they might use parts of the Dettinger remix for the tour
- Wolfgang Tillmans told them to have "Disco 3" as a title. They initally wanted "London-Berlin"
- they initally wanted to call Release "Home" but it was Wolgang Tillmans again who came up the with the title
- Neil calls Tillmans "something like a mentor". They were scared that he wouldn't like Fundamental because he was against the epic element. But ultimatley he liked it
- they claim that they don't like to work together with friends (what about Elton and Sam Taylor-Woods then???) and that Tilmanns only became a friend after they worked with him

Furthermore I read somewhere that they liked "Shopping" by West End Girls so much that they are going to play it live. However, I don't remember the source.

Re: German "Intro" - bits about IMMEAL and the tou

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 2:05 pm
by Tomas
425-17 wrote:Furthermore I read somewhere that they liked "Shopping" by West End Girls so much that they are going to play it live.
To play West End girls version or PSB version (if they differ significantly)?

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 2:06 pm
by 425-17
As far as I got it they will play their own version.

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 2:23 pm
by Tomas
After the end of the later played out of Shopping or Minimal, they could do some reprise with the other song then? :D (Well not that it must work perfectly by default, just have the spelling on mind.)

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 3:09 pm
by Tomas
By the way, can anybody transalte what does it Chris say in reply to the question/comment about the B&J HAD remix:

"Mit so etwas kann man Schockwellen durch die Welt der Coolness schicken!"??
(After Neil said: Oh, Wolfgang Tillmans war da auch ganz entsetzt. Sehr uncool fand er das! [lacht])

Thanks.

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 3:16 pm
by 425-17
(they're discussing Blank & Jones remixing Home and Dry)

Neil: Oh, Wolfgang Tillmans was quite horrified. He thought it was very uncool!
Chris: With something like that (having people like Blank & Jones doing remixes for you) you can send shockwaves through the world of coolness!

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 4:18 pm
by Zog
"Another inspiration came from some composition by Gavin Bryar"

The piece is probably "Jesus Blood". Gavin found a tape of a tramp singing an old and off-beat Victorian hymn called "Jesus Blood (Never Failed me Yet)"... I think in a London subway. He then looped the tramp's voice (about a 30-second or so loop), and added 20 maybe 30 variations, complete with full organ, choirs, orchestra... and yes... Tom Waits at the end. It's one heluva track, and I advise anyone to seek it out and have a listen (sorry I don't have a copy).


For more info about the story, read Gavin's own words. It's an interesting read:


http://www.gavinbryars.com/Pages/disc_fr.html


By the way, even though Bryers is generally considered "classical", some of his works have a tecno/electronic dubby sound. He's worked quite a bit with Brian Eno too.


-Zog

Posted: Fri 26 May 2006, 4:51 pm
by One of the crowd
Zog wrote:"Another inspiration came from some composition by Gavin Bryar"

The piece is probably "Jesus Blood". Gavin found a tape of a tramp singing an old and off-beat Victorian hymn called "Jesus Blood (Never Failed me Yet)"... I think in a London subway. He then looped the tramp's voice (about a 30-second or so loop), and added 20 maybe 30 variations, complete with full organ, choirs, orchestra... and yes... Tom Waits at the end. It's one heluva track, and I advise anyone to seek it out and have a listen (sorry I don't have a copy).


For more info about the story, read Gavin's own words. It's an interesting read:


http://www.gavinbryars.com/Pages/disc_fr.html


By the way, even though Bryers is generally considered "classical", some of his works have a tecno/electronic dubby sound. He's worked quite a bit with Brian Eno too.


-Zog
Direct link: http://www.gavinbryars.com/Pages/jesus_ ... led_m.html

Just found this. Its a very sad yet lovely track. You can see or even hear the parallel between this and the intro to IMMEAL.

Interesting stuff and that in 1991 he worked with The Balanescu Quartet