Iggy Pop, Tarwater & Alva Noto – Leaves of grass EP (Morr Music)

A thoroughly fascinating proposition from the godfather of punk in a collaboration which looks the most unlikely on paper.

The poetry of Walt Whitman recited by Pop, with backing from electronic gurus Tarwater & Alva Noto.

There’s an intense brooding quality to Pop’s delivery - although it’s quite laid back in one light – and the soundscape behind teases that out brilliantly, with ambient washes and gurgles and clicks giving a very different view of the nature referenced in Whitman’s writing.

No need to say any more except you need to hear this.


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