Scott Walker

Since Scott Walker traditionally makes music at a glacial pace, we’ve come to expect about one album every decade or so, which isn’t anything to get mad about when they’re masterpieces such as 2006′s The Drift and 2012′s Bish Bosch: albums that actually reward repeated listens over years. So it’s a huge shock to see he’s going to have a new one coming this year. It’s an even bigger shock that he’s teaming up with drone metal gods Sunn O))). In a crazy sort of way, this makes sense, as Walker has often described his desire to trim and cut his sound down to the barest, most direct elements — and you don’t get much more direct than the white-hot blasts of guitar feedback on which his collaborators have made their careers. For now all we know is that the album is definitely happening and Walker’s label, 4AD, has confirmed it will be out later this year. Experimental music fans everywhere should be partying in the street right now.

Comments (6)
  1. I know I’m wet

  2. Yeah I’m trying to contain my excitement over here!
    Better still, Walker has constantly given the excuse that he can’t perform his albums live since there’d be no real way to do it (without needing an army of musicians), which is prolly true. But Sunn 0)))? Those dudes play. And if this is stripped as basic as we assume, then just maybe, they can perform this shit live!
    I’ll take Scott Walker on stage in any capacity.

  3. Should be interesting, and will probably be the most sinister sounding album ever.

  4. I actually got a little scared/nervous when I read the headline. That’s a powerful collaboration.

  5. In related new Swans and Boris announce collaboration.

    Ok…that one isn’t so much true as it’s a bald face lie.

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