Thursday, December 16, 2010

Laurie Anderson Nominated For Grammy + MP3

Legendary, experimental, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Flow." The song is the closing track of her newest record Homeland, which was released in June. The album is her first studio recording in nearly ten years. In celebration of Anderson's Grammy nomination, we have for you a download of the song. Check out the handy widget below. Click the downward pointing arrow and enjoy!
Homeland is produced by Anderson with Lou Reed and Roma Baran, and engineered by Anderson, Pat Dillett, Mario McNulty and Marc Urselli. The music is instantly recognizable as Anderson’s, though it draws on a broad scope of styles: She sings throughout and plays newly developed sounds on violin, as well as contributing keyboards and percussion. Her vocals are often mediated by the vocal filter she long ago invented to perform her signature “audio drag,” this time voicing Fenway Bergamot, the male alter‐ego who appears on the album’s cover and narrates the song “Another Day in America.”

On Homeland, Anderson is joined by a diversity of collaborators, from the Tuvan throat singers and igil players of Chirgilchin to New York experimental jazz and rock players including Rob Burger (keyboards), Omar Hakim (drums), Kieran Hebden of Four Tet (keyboards), Shahzad Ismaily (percussion) Eyvind Kang (viola), Peter Scherer (keyboards), Skuli Sverrisson (bass), Ben Witman (percussion and drums) and John Zorn (saxophone). Antony Hegarty contributes additional vocals.