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Bish Bosch

by Scott Walker

Bish Bosch by Scott Walker

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Bish Bosch

by Scott Walker

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Label: 4ad
Though 2006's The Drift was equally dark and difficult, Bish Bosch (b*tch + Hieronymous Bosch?) finds Walker placing his dystopian opera in more of an art-rock context, something he hasn't attempted since the landmark Nite Flights. His modernist tendencies (the interaction of voice with atmosphere and texture) remain paramount. But on several pieces -- including "See You Don't Bump His Head," "Epizootics!" and "Tar" -- drums and guitar play vital roles in their powerful rhythmic components. Had The Birthday Party been raised as conservatory brats, maybe they would have made music like this.

About This Album

Though 2006's The Drift was equally dark and difficult, Bish Bosch (b*tch + Hieronymous Bosch?) finds Walker placing his dystopian opera in more of an art-rock context, something he hasn't attempted since the landmark Nite Flights. His modernist tendencies (the interaction of voice with atmosphere and texture) remain paramount. But on several pieces -- including "See You Don't Bump His Head," "Epizootics!" and "Tar" -- drums and guitar play vital roles in their powerful rhythmic components. Had The Birthday Party been raised as conservatory brats, maybe they would have made music like this.

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About This Album

Though 2006's The Drift was equally dark and difficult, Bish Bosch (b*tch + Hieronymous Bosch?) finds Walker placing his dystopian opera in more of an art-rock context, something he hasn't attempted since the landmark Nite Flights. His modernist tendencies (the interaction of voice with atmosphere and texture) remain paramount. But on several pieces -- including "See You Don't Bump His Head," "Epizootics!" and "Tar" -- drums and guitar play vital roles in their powerful rhythmic components. Had The Birthday Party been raised as conservatory brats, maybe they would have made music like this.