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Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith unveil Philip Glass collaboration "La Maison De Rimbaud"

25 September 2019, 16:28 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith have returned with a new Philip Glass collaboration "La Maison De Rimbaud", lifted from their second album of the year, Mummer Love.

"La Maison De Rimbaud" is the second single to be shared from Mummer Love, after lead offering "Eternity" that landed earlier this month.

The new offering features US composer Philip Glass.

Mummer Love is inspired by French poet Arthur Rimbaud. The collaborators travelled to Africa to explore Rimbaud's time in Harar, Ethiopia. They spent time with Sufi group of Sheikh Ibrahim to record their music and chants in the shrine.

According to a press release, Sufism is "a mystical form of Islam, and its music is about reaching a communal ecstatic state."

Stephan Crasneanscki of Soundwalk Collective said of the process, "You obtain connections to other levels of yourself and consciousness. This connection, like poetry, is a universal language. A language of the soul, for the soul."

Mummer Love will follow on from the first of three records, The Peyote Dance, which was inspired by French author Antonin Artaud.

"La Maison De Rimbaud" is out now. Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith's new album Mummer Love is released 10 November via Bella Union to mark the anniversary of Rimbaud's death, and is available to pre-order now.
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