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Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet announce avant-garde collaborative album

07 December 2017, 15:50 | Written by Pip Williams

Composer and violinist Laurie Anderson announces a 30-track collaborative album with San Fransisco-based group Kronos Quartet.

Due out in February, the project is titled Landfall, and is intended to document Anderson’s experiences during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. The narrative thread becomes apparent from a glance at the tracklisting, which features titles such as “CNN Predicts a Monster Storm”, “The Electricity Goes out and We Move to a Hotel”, and “It Twisted the Street Signs”.

“We Learn To Speak Yet Another Language” is our cryptic first taste of the record, pairing sweet, resonant string arrangements with ominous electronics and a brief spoken word segment.

Alongside the album announcement, Anderson has also announced a written work due out the same month. All The Things I Lost in the Flood will explore the musician’s archives, with extracts from previously unseen written and artistic works alongside longer form prose.

Landfall is out 16 February via Nonesuch.
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