Not bad for an ambitious, hyperexperimental art-rock
album fuelled by dystopian nightmares of Donald Trump, Brexit and the resurgence of the far right across Europe.
The spectacular will assemble a large orchestra to cover classical and art-rock
instrumentation on a specially-constructed mountain stage at Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah.
I particularly enjoyed the reminiscences of Mark Mothersbaugh of American art-rock
band Devo - who satirised corporate life and conformity, and gave us an enjoyably quirky and robotic version of The Rolling Stones' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
The series will open on Thursday evening with a performance by Quartet Diminished, an Iranian ensemble whose style combines a wide variety of musical trends, from 1970s art-rock
to ethnic music and and 20th-century avant-garde and contemporary jazz.
Could it be that this newfound solidarity comes as a belated fulfillment of the promise that always hid behind all that art-rock
It remains a masterclass in the composition of popular music and typifies the eclecticism and breathless invention that characterised the band's earlier work - soft and fuzzed art-rock
guitar, immaculate harmonies and elements of spoof and parody.
ROCKUMENTARYT ARYT The Life Of Rock starring Simon Day, pictured, as Brian Pern, the lead singer of 1970s art-rock
group Thotch (and obviously inspired by Peter Gabriel) suffered from being too much like a spoof of a BBC Four Friday night music doc.
Starring Simon Day as Brian Pern, the lead singer of the1970s art-rock
group Thotch (and obviously inspired by Peter Gabriel) it suffered from being too much like a spoof of a BBC Four Friday night music doc and the talking heads who popped up playing themselves - like Jools Holland, for instance - just drew attention to the fact that the idea was often funnier than the execution.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the album, was sonically what you'd classify as art-rock
- experimental, form-shifting, genre-hopping and, best of all, an album that you knew the band probably had as much fun putting together as you had when you heard it.
Lead performers Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt are New Yorkers who have progressed from art-rock
and Americana to the world of French chanson.
The pair's music was a relentless combination of acid-drenched psychedelia, banging techno, distorted art-rock
racket and sub-bass rumbles, all played out at a volume that could cause internal haemorrhaging.
com)-- On Sunday May 5th, indie art-rock
band Sky-Pony will hit the stage of Lower East Side fixture Mercury Lounge.