12 gennaio 2016


La viennese Klanggalerie si incarica nuovamente di diffondere musiche dei Residents tramite il tradizionale supporto fisico del compact disc, in questo caso un doppio cd semi-antologico con tre distinti lavori del 2007 composti 'per altre occasioni': Strange Culture, The Rivers of Hades, Haeckel's Tale. Al sito ufficiale del gruppo continuano invece a essere proposti materiali aggiuntivi e alternativi nel solo formato digitale, acquistabili tramite la piattaforma Bandcamp; tra i più recenti, una versione più compatta e inedita del celebre Cube E-The History of American Music in 3-EZ Pieces (1990) e un ennesimo ordigno attribuito all'alias Charles Bobuck, As a Child I Sold the News
(inediti del periodo 2008-2014). Nel frattempo, gruppo e ospiti vari scaldano i motori per una nuova - inattesa solo pochi mesi fa - tranche di concerti in Europa e Australia di Shadowland.

Residents music from 2007: Strange Culture (OST): In 2007, Director/artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson heard of a strange situation of an artist being arrested as a bioterrorist due to the fact that his “art” used harmless mold. She gathered a number of friends to make a film to bring more attention to the artist’s plight. Among the friends were Tilda Swinton and The Residents who had worked with Ms Hershman on her previous film, Conceiving Ada. The Rivers of Hades: An aural art piece, Chaos Is Not Just A Theory, was written by The Residents in 2007 to accompany the release of The Residents toy figures designed by Steve Cerio. The sound installation was not included in the final gallery presentation, however, and the essence of the much larger project was reduced to this piece, The Rivers of Hades. Haeckel’s Tale: The Showtime Channel has a long running horror TV series, Masters of Horror. The season included a Clive Barker story, Haeckel’s Tale. Director, John McNaughton (Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer), was employed to oversee the project. McNaughton called in The Residents to score the film after having worked with them on a previous film, Condo Painting. For unknown reasons, the score was not used for the broadcast. Of these three 2007 projects overseen by Charles Bobuck, only The Rivers of Hades has been released on CDr in an extremely limited fan edition. This is the first release of Haeckel’s Tale and Strange Culture on CD.

www.residents.com
http://www.klanggalerie.com/gg215
https://residents-the.bandcamp.com
https://bobuck.bandcamp.com
http://www.residents.com/historical4/shadow