Monday, June 28, 2010

Laurie Anderson, back to her "Homeland"

Laurie Anderson’s first album of new material in nearly 10 years is out now on Nonesuch records. "Homeland" is a digital patchwork of live material and home recordings assembled by Anderson with the support of her husband, Lou Reed.

"I was staring at like a million sound files, trying to fit together pieces from different songs, different years,” she said. “I thought I was going to lose my mind. I was going to give up, and I was kind of crying about it every day. Lou got a little sick of hearing this. So he finally said, “Listen, I’m going to sit with you until you finish it.’" (NYTimes)

Laurie Anderson is a key-figure on New York's avant-garde scene of the last three decades working with such names as William S. Burroughs, Philip Glass, Frank Zappa, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, Arto Lindsay, John Zorn, Brian Eno and many others.

Check an excerpt from "Homeland: The Story of the Lark," the documentary on the making of Laurie Anderson's Homeland included with the new album.

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