09 settembre 2010


Chi poté seguire, anche in Italia, i concerti della primavera del 1994 del gruppo The Work - Tim Hodgkinson, Bill Gilonis, Mick Hobbs e Rick Wilson - forse ricorda che un intero set era dedicato a numerosi brani nuovi, presentati in forma organica e senza soluzione di continuità, quasi in contrasto con le fulminanti citazioni dai cataloghi di See, Slow Crimes e Rubber Cage: era il nucleo tematico di The Fourth World, rimasto inedito da allora e che oggi torna alla luce in una registrazione dal vivo effettuata in Germania appunto sedici anni fa. Pubblica l'album Ad Hoc di ReR Usa, a completare la recente serie di stampe e ristampe dei lavori del gruppo.

The 4th World is the band's long-lost, never before issued, very last album, from 1994. Succeeding See by some two years, it shares that album's aesthetics and approach - an economy of means, and superior song-writing/ playing - even when compared to their earlier albums. One wouldn't guess it was recorded live at a gig in Breisgau, because the sound is, quite honestly, superlative, and is even better than any of their studio albums. The original, mono recordings (by Volkmar Miedtke) were meticulously reprocessed into stereo years later by Udi Koomran, and the sound has really been "opened up". The playing itself is also powerful and thoughtful. Especially important is the fact that only two of the twenty songs on this disc were released on previous albums, thus making The Work's entire catalog finally complete, and now wholly in print.

http://tinyurl.com/4thworld
www.rerusa.com