Thursday, January 19, 2006

Scott Walker Is Back!


Cult rock hero Scott Walker will release his first studio album in more than a decade via a new deal with 4AD Records. Titled "The Drift," the set is due in May and is the follow-up to 1995's Drag City effort "Tilt," which was Walker's first album since 1983's "Climate of Hunter." In addition, New York director Stephen Kijak is working on a Walker documentary that will also chronicle the making of "The Drift." The project, "Scott Walker: 30 Century Man," is expected later this year.

Walker has gone long periods without releasing music since his quartet of classic late 1960s releases ("Scott," "Scott 2," "Scott 3" and "Scott 4"). In recent years, he penned the soundtrack for the Leos Carax film "Pola X," curated the 2000 Meltdown Festival in London and produced Pulp's acclaimed 2002 studio album, "We Love Life."
Scott Walker fits in somewhere in the Advanced world. I can't say where, exactly, but he's there. I didn't realize that he produced "We Love Life." That was a pretty good move on Pulp's part. I'll have to think about Jarvis Cocker now, but I don't know a whole lot about him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I see 4AD consider this Scott's FIRST release for the label.

An optimistic statement to say the least. Surely, this'll turn
out to be his last ever studio album. For in another decade he'll
be 73!

Don't know of any tenor-range vocalists who haven't retired their voices by then...

Still, can't wait for this or the
film, which, I suspect, will be just as odd.