Thursday, 4 February 2016

Bowie: Blackstar

Bowie's 'Blackstar' is finally here on vinyl.
Sumptuous packaging although the artwork, all matt black, was surely a funereal portent. 
It's all so morbidly mordant.
The shot of Bowie on the inside of the gatefold stops you in your tracks. 
There's a man who knows...
The vinyl itself is slightly warped which seems appropriate.As for the music?
Twitchy, challenging, witty, humble, humane, self referential and staring down mortality: not an easy listen then but... Christ... you can hear the sound of genius at work: an Artist making music, not for the love of it but... for the Art of it.
Deep, dark and dense, it's the sound of a man bound for a black hole.
I don't know if I like it but I know that I love it.
Does that make sense?
It's as serious as... Cancer.
God Forsaken
Guilt Laden
Myth Making
Piss Taking
No Faking
Fast Fading
Heart Breakingly... Bowie
Where the fuck did Monday go?

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