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Blog do escritor Luís Soares

Shivers

The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983. Despite limited commercial success, The Birthday Party's influence has been far-reaching, and they have been called "one of the darkest and most challenging post-punk groups to emerge in the early '80s." The group's "bleak and noisy soundscapes," which drew irreverently on bluesfree jazz, and rockabilly, provided the setting for vocalist Nick Cave's disturbing tales of violence and perversion. Their music has been described by critic Simon Reynolds as gothic, and their single "Release the Bats" was particularly influential on the emerging gothic scene.

I've Got A Future

Pablo Clements and James Griffith of UNKLE have a side project called Toydrum. On their new remix album 'My Eye On You (To Reinvision)', they enlisted “friends, peers and people we love to work with” to reimagine songs from their albums 'Distant Focus Vol. 1' and 'Evangelist'. Two of those peers are Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who have delivered their rework of Toydrum’s “I've Got a Future,” featuring the late singer-songwriter Gavin Clark.

One More Time With Feeling

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, will be released globally on vinyl, CD and across all digital platforms on 9th September 2016.

 

The first opportunity anyone will have to hear any of the songs from the album will be to watch feature film One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). The film has been officially selected to world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival and will screen in more than 800 cinemas across the world (including UCI in Portugal) on 8th September 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day.

What Can't You Say?

Este texto é longo e muito, muito variado. Gente de todo os cantos do mundo (é redondo, eu sei) foi desafiada pelo casal maravilha Neil Gaiman e Amanda Palmer: "Writers, activists and public figures from around the world respond to NS guest editors Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer’s request to reveal the thoughts they leave unspoken."

Mas o Nick Cave, o Nick Cave eu não resisto a citar, sucinto e direto ao assunto:

The lovely thing about the unsayable is that it is unsaid. As soon as it is said, it is sayable and loses all its mystery and ambiguity. Art exists so that the unsayable can be said without having to actually say it. We cloud it in secrecy and obfuscation. The mind is free to roam and all things can be imagined, under the cover of darkness. How nice that is. The unsayable. How tired we are of having things explained to us. Having things said. How nice it is, when people just shut the fuck up.

E o cartoon é do André Carrilho.