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Scott Walker will finally release Bish Bosch this December, his long-awaited and first studio album since 2006’s The Drift.
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...
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In 2006 Scott was commissioned by London’s South Bank Centre to write music for a contemporary dance piece. He immediately started work, and the completed score was recorded in the Spring of 2007.Entitled And Who Shall Go To The Ball? And What Shall Go To The Ball?, the entirely instrumental composition is made up of four movements with a total running time of 25 minutes.
Scott has this to say about the music : “Apart from a slow movement given over to solitude, the music is full...
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Released in 2006, The Drift was Scott Walker's first album in eleven years, following 1995's Tilt.
The album was recorded over a period of seventeen months at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London, with orchestra recorded in one day at George Martin's AIR Studios in Hampstead, London.
The artwork for the album was designed by Vaughan Oliver at v23 with assistance from Chris Bigg and photography by Marc Atkins.