Montag, 12. September 2016

Kim Gordon: Autosuggestion

So spät der Abend und doch noch einen auf der Liste: Kim Gordon, vormals an Bass und Mikrophon bei Sonic Youth, später dann Ciccone Youth, CKM, Body/Head, Glitterbust und einiges mehr, hat erstmals einen Song unter ihrem eigenen Namen veröffentlicht. "Murdered Out" wurde von Justin Raisen (Kylie Minogue, Health, Santigold) produziert, kommt vorerst als knarziger Standalone-Track daher und kann in kompletter Länge u.a. bei Spotify gehört werden. Nähere Informationen zum Stück gibt sie in einem Interview bei NPR, das nachfolgende Statement findet sich beim Label Matador:

"Black matte spray. When I moved back to LA I noticed more and more cars painted with black matte spray, tinted windows, blackened logos, and black wheels. This was something I had occasionally seen in the past, part of low-rider car culture. A reclaiming of a corporate symbol of American success, The Car, from an outsider’s point of view. A statement-making rejection of the shiny brand new look, the idea of a new start, the promise of power, and the freedom on the open road. Like an option on a voting ballot, “none of the above.” “Murdered Out,” as a look, is now creeping into mainstream culture as a design trend. A coffee brand. A clothing line. A nail polish color.
Black-on-black matte is the ultimate expression in digging out, getting rid of, purging the soul. Like a black hole, the supreme inward look, a culture collapsing in on itself, the outsider as an unwilling participant as the “It” look.

I met the uber talented Justin Raisen, the producer, offhandedly. He was working on a project with another artist and kept sending me tracks to listen to with the possibility of getting me to sing on one of them. When I learned I could make up my own lyrics, I was in. With the remaining bits of unused vocals, he started what would be “Murdered Out.” Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) plays drums, based on the trashy drums that Justin first laid down. I went back and did more vocals and guitar and we mixed it…”Murdered Out” was such a great surprise! Looking forward to our next collaboration."

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