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Divus Julius presents…Big Red Machine

Life is what goes on between one Bon Iver album and another. Or, at least, this is what happens to Justin Vernon. His increasingly complicated relationship with fame and his ego have pushed the author of For Emma, Forever Ago towards unexplored terrains like those of Volcano Choir, The Shouting Matches and now Big Red Machine, a project that actually began years ago when doing a collaboration for a charity compilation together with his brother from another mother, Aaron Dessner from The National. Together they organise utopic festivals (Eaux Claires), create alternative models for the industry (the streaming portal PEOPLE) and they also write music, of course. They are surrounded by so many artist friends that it is surprising that the result of Big Red Machine, the album, is so spot on. It’s a dream crossover, a perfect fit of Dessner’s intimate epic and Bon Iver’s melancholic evocations, of Justin’s experimental laments and Aaron’s astounding progressions.  Music as an excuse, as a way and as a purpose.

Les versions d’il Dottore: The National “Morning Dew”

The National estan darrere el mastodòntic projecte d’homentage a Grateful Dead  anomenat Day of the Dead que contindrà 59 versions realitzades per artistes de la talla de Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Wilco, Local Natives, The Walkmen ,Courtney BarnettPhosphorescent, Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs Il Dottore ha triat com a cover de la setmana ‘Morning Dew” feta pels propis The National.

L’àlbum, que serà en benefici de l’ONG Red Hot dedicada a la lluita contra el sida, verurà la lum el 20 de maig. Una súperbanda formada per membres dels diferents artistes que versionen les cançons pujaran a l’escenari aquest proper estiu en el festival d’Eaux Claires.