Surfing the tsunami of therapy often means realising that the simplest answers are the right ones. “Write, write, it’s therapeutic”, say the couch professors. But whilst most people would do it in a small notebook that lives on their bedside table, Adrianne Lenker cures her insomnia, her ghosts of the past and present, the names in her life (Haley, Mary, Paul, Lorraine, Randy)… through songs. For the album covers of Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017) Big Thief steals the most sacred memories, family snaps that show strange moments caught just a second after saying “cheese”, just when they let their guard down. That is what her songs are like too, sung with echoes of both Hope Sadoval and Joni Mitchell: comforting and strange, beautiful even though they thresh out childhood accidents and traumas (Mythological Beauty), and are recognisable as we recognise ourselves in our mothers and fathers, and they in us. Because often, not only are the simplest answers the right ones, but they are usually the same for everyone.
Big Thief’s Capacity was one of the best albums of 2017. Now, about a year after its release, the searing indie rock group’s frontwoman Adrianne Lenker has announced a solo album entitled abysskiss. It will arrive October 5 via Saddle Creek.
Lenker has released the debut single, entitled “Cradle.” Built on nylon-string guitar arpeggios and Lenker’s quietly arresting voice, it would not sound out of place alongside the sparser and quieter portions of her band’s catalog.
Dediquem el programa A Prince el geni de Mineapolis que ens ha deixat recentment. Ville à Dômat avança i us punxem la nova música signe d’aquest temps. Divus Julius Bonasera entevistarà a la gent de l’Artlab de Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera. Punxarem el més nou de The Kills, Charlie Cunningham, The Invisible, Formation, LostTapes, Róisín Murphy, Balkan Beat Box i The Heavy. Torna el mestre Bergman que ens presentarà a dues bandes: Lush i Night Moves. Us donarem notícies fresques de l’enyorat Mariscal Mauro..També us informarem del “Music Flavour” un dia al TNC (Teatre Nacional de Catalunya) on la música electrònica pren el teatre per un dia.
Tot això i molt més demà al 100.5FM a partir 18.45h
Ville à Dômat: Sign of Times