Bloody Sirens by Musarc & Neil Luck; Boomkat Store Link: Bloody Sirens
Number 49 in the Wire Magazine (@thewiremagazine) Top 50 Releases of 2018.
I had to skip this one yesterday, as I hadn’t figured out a way to listen to it in the car. It’s only available from the Boomkat Store and not on any Streaming Platforms. Actually, I’m a bit surprised that only one album, (well EP,) ended up being a slight problem. There were a few that were only available after purchase on Bandcamp, but this is the only one taking the true high road of no streaming at all.
Also, woo! The last album of the Wire Magazine Top 50 Albums of 2018!
Bloody Sirens is a work of Neil Luck, a British composer, or as he puts it.
“I am interested in live performance, fallible bodies, the pathetic, theatre, the esoteric and the unesoteric. My music is concerned with sound, of course, but resonates with other live and fine arts practices. “
Bloody Sirens was also a work of the UK based “choral collective”, Musarc.
Bloody Sirens sounds like it was as much a performance for vocal ensemble, as it was a composition.
3 shorter songs and one longer song.
The texts of the pieces are often composed of the sonic and or textual debris of the 21st Century.
The pieces are whimsical, curious, serious, and funny. Often they are declamatorily about themselves, with the vocalists informing on the actions in the pieces as they are happening.
The main piece, “Bloody Sirens,” appears to be based on a very loose understanding of American Baseball along with a coincidental relationship/pun relating to “perfect pitch”.
That is about as close as I can get to describing what goes on here.
If that sounds at all interesting, I recommend checking it out yourself.
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