Ana Da Silva & Phew - Island album FLAC
Ana da Silva & Phew. Photo by Shirley O’Loughlin & Masayuki Shioda. Created over a long-distance partnership, Island will be released September 2018. I was thinking about the possibility of communication outside words adds Phew. This song expresses the process by which two people in remote places communicate their ideas and make music without being dominated by either idea. The Fear Song I asked Phew if she was afraid, in view of the political situation between the USA and North Korea. She felt fear caused by war planes passing overhead from a US airbase near her home in Japan. I fear bad decisions made by powerful and dangerous men. While creating this album, various horrible things happened says Phew.
Living legend Phew follows up her brilliant Light Sleep album with another masterwork - Voice Hardcore - comprised entirely of her iconic, instantly recognizable voice, twisted, folded and layered over six mesmerizing tracks. A woozy, opiate-soaked stumble into a sparse dreamworld - The Wire Magazine. Phew's career began in the 70s when she fronted Osaka punk group Aunt Sally (who released one album on Vanity Records in 1979).
Island with Ana da Silva (CD) only (5 September NEWWHERE MUSIC 2018). Project Undark Radium Girls 2011 with Erika Kobayashi (CD) Bereket 2012. Bridge BRIDGE-078, 2007. Phew and Seiichi Yamamoto. Tokuma Japan Communications, TKCH-71454, 1998. 2-CD set Pass/P-Vine, SSAP-004/5, 2005. Improvised Music from Japan.
After taking some time off, Phew made a recording with former members of DAF and Neubauten. She subsequently released two albums with Anton Fier, Bill Laswell and others.
Ana Da Silva was a founding member of The Raincoats, a bold and important London group who stood in punk’s epicentre and demolished its orthodoxy. Having drifted away from music after The Raincoats split in 1984 (infamously, in that it’s recalled gushingly in Nirvana’s Incesticide sleevenotes, Kurt Cobain tracked down Da Silva at her antique shop dayjob in his quest to score a Raincoats LP), she’s been more visible in the last decade or so, both solo and with the band.
Island’ is the sound of two worlds colliding. Of communication breakdown and newly forged acquaintances. It’s the sound of Suicide’s pulsing, minimalist electronica being stripped of its confrontation and being replaced by intuitive textures.
|C1||Here To There||4:31|
|D1||The Fear Song||6:25|
|D2||Dark But Bright||7:40|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5024545821118
|PECF-1161, NWM-003||Ana Da Silva & Phew||Ana Da Silva & Phew - Island (CD, Album)||Newhere Music, Newhere Music||PECF-1161, NWM-003||Japan||2018|
|none||Ana Da Silva & Phew||Ana Da Silva & Phew - Island (CDr, Album, Promo)||Shouting Out Loud!||none||2018|
|SOL 2||Ana Da Silva & Phew||Ana Da Silva & Phew - Island (CD, Album)||Shouting Out Loud!||SOL 2||2018|