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.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Best of 2017 - Part 3: Pop/Soul/Indie

The Go-Betweens - 1978-1990 (Beggars Banquet)

Diagnos – Walking down (Control Freak Kitten Records)