Brian Eno Reworks Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith’s “Peradam”
This Friday, 25th November, Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith release The Perfect Vision deluxe box set via Bella Union. Ahead of the release Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith have shared an entrancing remix of the track “Peradam” by esteemed composer and producer Brian Eno.
The track is included on the remix album that comes with the box set alongside the three acclaimed albums – The Peyote Dance, Mummer Love and Peradam – that make up The Perfect Vision. The remix album also includes Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s beatific rework of “Song Of The Highest Tower” and Jim Jarmusch’s striking reimagining of “Eternity”.
Between 2019 and 2021, Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith collaborated on a triptych of albums which took their inspiration from the writings of three emblematic French poets: Antonin Artaud, Arthur Rimbaud and René Daumal. Central to the work was the poets’ necessity to travel to different lands to acquire a new vision and perspective on themselves and their art. Recorded in the Sierra Tarahumara of Mexico (The Peyote Dance), the Abyssinian valley of Ethiopia (Mummer Love), and the Himalayan Summit of India (Peradam) respectively, each album retraces the poets’ footsteps, channelled through on-location recorded soundscapes, in search of hidden, earthy sounds that hold embedded existence, with Patti Smith revisiting the poets’ words that have been inspired by the landscapes. The result is a sound and visual montage that traverses the works of Rimbaud, Artaud and Daumal in their voyage to elsewhere.
Brian Eno – musician, producer, visual artist and activist first came to international prominence in the early seventies as a founding member of British band, Roxy Music, followed by a series of solo albums and collaborations. His work as producer includes albums with Talking Heads, Devo, U2, Laurie Anderson, James, Jane Siberry and Coldplay, while his long list of collaborations include recordings with David Bowie, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Karl Hyde, James Blake and recently with his brother, Roger, on Mixing Colours.
Brian Eno’s visual experiments with light and video continue to parallel his musical career, with exhibitions and installations all over the globe. To date he has released over forty albums of his own music and exhibited extensively, as far afield as the Venice Biennale, St. Petersburg’s Marble Palace, Ritan Park in Beijing, Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. He is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation, a trustee of Client Earth and patron of Videre est Credere. In April 2021, he launched EarthPercent, which raises money from the music industry for some of the most impactful environmental charities working on the climate emergency.
His latest album, ‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE’ was released on the 14th October 2022.
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