Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay - Outsider [LP]
Cat. no: M7347
Release Date: 12th March 2021
Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay are releasing OUTSIDER, an album of ten astonishing pop songs, inspired by America’s most celebrated
Outsider artist Henry Darger, whose lyrics, written over 50 years ago, have been set to music for the first time and brought into the present day.
Darger’s artwork has been lovingly and faithfully reproduced across all the OUTSIDER visual assets.
OUTSIDER is the brainchild of Philippe Cohen Solal, the million selling artist producer and composer behind Gotan Project, who has been given exclusive, unprecedented access to Henry Darger’s life and works.
He has brought together the Mercury Prize winning producer Mike Lindsay of acid folk group Tunng, to co-write and co-produce the album, bringing in the acclaimed Hannah Peel (The Magnetic North, Game Of Thrones) for the brass and strings instrumentation and backing vocals depicting Darger’s child characters the Vivian girls, and Adam Glover for the lush, crooning lead vocals, that reflect the inner voice of Darger himself through the original lyrics.
“Fascinating project sees artwork of American outsider artist Henry Darger set to music...” Louderthanwar.com
The Stumble Upon ; Total Ntertainment ; Music-Promotions ; Gig Soup ; Tinnitist ; South Wales Ents ; ON: Magazine ; Apple News & Cinematnic ; Artlyst ; Louder than War ; Music News ; Gig Soup
BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends confirmed; support and plays on BBC 6Music – Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music – Stuart Maconie’s Freakzone, BBC Radio Kent – Mike Lindsay, The Jazz Lounge on Pure Beat Radio, BBC 6Music Breakfast Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music – Nemone, BBC Radio 2 Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2 Zoe Ball, Soho Radio – Anna Phoebe, Resonance FM – DJ Ritu’s A World In London and many more.
Confirmed Album reviews:
Record Collector , Uncut, The Art Newspaper, The Big Issue, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Metro, Mojo, Songlines, R’N’R Magazine , Subba-Cultcha, Penny Black Music, ArtLyst – 900-word feature piece etc.
Tracks: Who Will Follow Angelinia ? / Hark Hark, My Friend, Cannon Thunders Are Swelling / Onward In The Fight / Bring Them In / Can A Boy Forget His Mother ? / 851 Webster Avenue / We Sigh For The Child Slaves / Blessed Assurance / We’ll Never Say Goodbye / Scattering The Fierce Foeman
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