9 May 2020
The late great SCOTT WALKER (real name Noel Scott Engel, born on 9 January 1943 and passed away on 22 March 2019) started his career as the charismatic frontman of 60s
pop darlings The Walker Brothers .
After the band split Walker began his long, solo journey in 1967. He evolved into an uncompromising and unfathomable singer/songwriter exploring his own mysterious world. His gloomy baritone voice and otherworldly songwriting were hardly accessible
but it made him a most intriguing and fascinating artist. One of his most remarkable longplayers is TILT released 25 years ago, on 8 May 1995.
AllMusic wrote: “Indescribably barren and unutterably bleak, Tilt is the wind that buffets
the gothic cathedrals of everyone’s favorite nightmares… It’s not an easy album to love, it’s
not even that easy to listen to. One does wonder precisely what monsters could rise from
soil so belligerently barren. Even Lou Reed’s ‘Metal Machine Music’ could be whistled, after all.”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.
SCOTT WALKER: Facebook
(photo from cover ‘Climate Of Hunter)