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Nick Cave....
« on: February 26, 2021, 09:56:26 AM »
Dropped a new album available for streaming now and phsically later, made with Warren Ellis and it is fucking brilliant....

Trust me.

Details and links...


https://mobile.twitter.com/nickcave/status/1364924853904674816


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Re: Nick Cave....
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 10:02:20 AM »
Dropped a new album available for streaming now and phsically later, made with Warren Ellis and it is fucking brilliant....

Trust me.

Details and links...


https://mobile.twitter.com/nickcave/status/1364924853904674816

Yes this is a return to form. The title track is superb.

I hated his last album but this one restores my faith.

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 12:41:32 PM »
I didn't hear anything about this, but I think that's the guy he's a lot of film scores with. Those capture some great atmospheres... should be a nice follow-up to Ghosteen.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 04:30:44 PM »
I didn't hear anything about this, but I think that's the guy he's a lot of film scores with. Those capture some great atmospheres... should be a nice follow-up to Ghosteen.

He is indeed......its a cracker.

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 05:20:55 PM »
I can't get over how good this album is.

Fucking outstanding.

Track called 'White Elephant' is absolutely sublime....first 3 mins is Cave 'talking' over a tense backing and then final 3 mins is a sublime coda.


Lyrics:


The white hunter sits on his porch
With his elephant gun and his tears
He'll shoot you for free if you come around here
A protester kneels on the neck of a statue
The statue says "I can't breathe"
The protester says "Now you know how it feels"
And he kicks it into the sea

[Verse 2]
I am a Botticelli Venus with a penis
Riding an enormous scalloped fan
I'm a sea foam woman rising from the spray
And I'm coming to do you harm
With a gun in my pants full of elephant tears
And a seahorse on each arm
With my elephant gun of tears I'll shoot you all for free
If you evеn think about coming round here
I'll shoot you in the fucking facе
If you think of coming around here

[Verse 3]
I'm an ice sculpture melting in the sun
I'm an ice sculpture with an elephant gun
I'm an ice sculpture made of elephant-sized tears
Raining gas and salt upon your heads
The president has called in the Feds
I've been planning this for years
I'll shoot you in the fucking face
If you think of coming around here
I'll shoot you for just for fun
I'm a statue lying on my side, in the sun
With the memory of an elephant
Evaporating before your eyes
And becoming a great grey cloud of wrath
Roaring my salt upon the earth
I will shoot you all for free if you so much as look at me


Chorus]
A time is coming
A time is nigh
For the kingdom
In the sky
Don't ask who
Don't ask why
There's a kingdom in the sky
We're all coming home
For a while
A time is coming
A time is nigh
For the kingdom in the sky
We're all coming home
For a while
A time is coming
A time is nigh
For the kingdom in the sky
We're all coming home
In a while

Whole album is blowing me away.



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Re: Nick Cave....
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 02:24:44 PM »
They are right to call it the 'centrepiece'

As i said yesterday - its an awesome track on an absolutely magnificent album.

2021's best album may be wrapped up before Feb is over.


"One day we will hopefully witness Nick Cave prowling around a concert venue while singing “White Elephant,” the menacing, attention-grabbing centerpiece of his surprise new album Carnage. The same Cave who has so naturally assumed the vantage point of murderers and outcasts now delivers an apocalyptic word association poem, seemingly inspired by George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” and last year’s protests around the death of George Floyd; the result feels unsettled, confrontational, and antagonistic. Over Warren Ellis’ icy, lurching accompaniment, he sings, “I’ll shoot you in the fucking face,” in the closest thing this song has to a chorus.

That is, until the mood shifts. The duo suddenly introduces a psychedelic church choir over the sunniest and downright grooviest piece of music that Cave and Ellis have delivered since 2008’s Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!. This unexpected moment kickstarts the tender, second half of a record that, up to this point, has felt like a nightmare sequence from David Lynch’s Lost Highway. “There’s a kingdom in the sky,” Cave sings. “We’re all coming home.” You can practically see the light filling the room and hear the audience singing along. These extremes have always existed within Cave’s work. “White Elephant” binds them together in their rawest, most outrageous forms."


https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/nick-cave-warren-ellis-white-elephant/
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 04:55:49 PM »
Wow, this is fantastic. From the earliest moments of Hand of God, when that thumping bass drum gets moving, you get a taste of the album's delicate electronics... a faintly idiosyncratic work, with those touches bringing disarray to the orchestration. Musically, it's wonderful and intriguing.

I'll have to give this some time, the lyrics, as usual with Cave, taking center stage. But it does seem already that we've got a strong album of the year contender in Carnage.

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 12:12:11 PM »
Carnage is a great album indeed. First couple of listens hit home more than my first few listens of his much adored Ghosteen album
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2021, 02:00:36 PM »
It is stunning.

Love it.

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