Since the 1960s, Scott Walker has scaled the heights of pop superstardom, produced some of the most revered solo albums of the late sixties, coasted on his laurels during the seventies, then metamorphosed into something very different. The music he has been making at his own pace since the early eighties might be utterly estranged from the songs that made him a household name, but they stem from the privacy he requires to write this complex and hugely inventive music.
Bish Bosch is the latest in Scottâ€™s discography to pursue the line of enquiry he began back in 1978, with his four devastatingly original songs on the Walker Brothersâ€™ swansong, Nite Flights, and continuing through Climate of Hunter (1984), Tilt (1995), The Drift (2006). He has continued to mature and develop in a late style utterly at odds with the music that made him a superstar, a lifetime ago, but which is totally honest, uncompromising and transcendent.
Scott began writing new material around 2009 - whilst also scoring the ROH 2â€™s Duet For One Voice ballet - recording it sporadically over the following three years. Aided again by co-producer Peter Walsh and joined by the regular core of musicians, Ian Thomas (drums), Hugh Burns (guitar), James Stevenson (guitar), Alasdair Malloy (percussion) and John Giblin (bass).
Scott Walker has teamed up with British mixed-media artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard to create Bish Bosch: Ambisymphonic, an utterly unique and immersive sonic re-imagining of his recent album, Bish Bosch.
Receiving its world premiere at this year's Vivid LIVE in Sydney, running from May 24th - June 10th, it's Scott like you have never heard him before.
After much anticipation and a relatively modest 6 year wait, Scott Walker's latest album, Bish Bosch, was released on December 4th.
Scott began writing new material around 2009 recording it sporadically over the following three years. The end result is Bish Bosch, a tauter but more colourful experience than previous record The Drift, with greater emphasis on processed, abrasive guitars, digital keyboards and thick silences.