Landfall
February 8, 2018 10:54 AM   Subscribe

NPR First Listen: Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet debut the recording of a 2013 work that reflects on Hurricane Sandy. Listen to Landfall now before it's released.

Apologies in advance for any region blocking.
posted by hippybear (13 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
 
Only thing better than Laurie Anderson is Laurie Anderson though vocal filters.

Very excited to listen through this!
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 11:29 AM on February 8


"The reason that I really love ... the stars, is that we cannot ... hurt them.

We can't burn them, we can't melt them or make them overflow.

We can't flood them or blow them up...

or turn them out.

But, we are reaching for them.

We are reaching... for them."
posted by CynicalKnight at 11:52 AM on February 8 [4 favorites]


This album is so good that I just ordered the vinyl. I don't know if all will agree, but I think it's pretty much awesome.
posted by hippybear at 12:19 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]


I pre-ordered this on a whim after it popped up late one night on Laurie's FB page. ($25! With free signed print!) Can't wait for it to show up in my mailbox and into my grubby little hands.

I stood next to her at a salad bar once. We're besties.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:52 PM on February 8 [4 favorites]


This is great, thank you for posting!
posted by riverlife at 1:16 PM on February 8


Since we're sharing sitings, as I exited the Film Forum one evening, Laurie and Lou were entering. Lou was asking her in a worried sounding voice, "do I want a Coke? I'm not sure - do I want a Coke?" It was the most heart-warming thing to know that Lou Reed can't make up his mind about movie refreshments.

As to this post, wow this piece is magnificient.
posted by kokaku at 1:25 PM on February 8 [3 favorites]


For her Nerve Bible tour, Laurie came on stage and my reception was more rock star than concert hall and she stared me right in the eye for 2-3 seconds and I got the message.

That's the best that I've got.

Also, Nelson was there with me. Which is kind of bizarre considering how many years ago that was.
posted by hippybear at 1:44 PM on February 8 [3 favorites]


Thanks for this!
posted by filthy light thief at 2:15 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I am so excited about this I almost burst. Two of my favorite things (Anderson, Kronos Quartet) on one album. Totally amazing.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:26 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]


If Joey Michaels were to burst.... I mean....

I've listened twice now. It's a really interesting piece. Much more instrumental than you might expect, but (I keep using this word, I'm sure I mean what I think it means) evocative.
posted by hippybear at 10:32 PM on February 8


Metafilter: I stood next to her at a salad bar once. We're besties.
posted by kaymac at 4:37 AM on February 9


Am I doing it right?
posted by kaymac at 4:37 AM on February 9


Am I doing it right?

I don't think it should involve a personal pronoun.
posted by Artful Codger at 5:12 AM on February 9


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