Confusing Pearl – LOW Returns With New Single ‘DAYS LIKE THESE’ From Upcoming LP

New sonic impulses…

21 June 2021

Band: LOW
(Duluth, Minnesota)
Who: Longtime dream pop band with key members
Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals) and Mimi Parker (drums,
vocals) who entered the scene back in 1993 / 13 studio
albums so far (including the upcoming new one)

New album: HEY WHAT – out 10th September via Sub Pop

Lead-single: DAYS LIKE THESE

What a confusing pearl this is, starting with a vivid vocal first part
and after some crushing electro interventions the song starts floating
towards the dark, ominous clouds up there in the sky. Atmospheric
synths change the course and the color of this compelling composition.
Both in a dreamy and haunting way. Our troubled and confusing days
aren’t over yet.

Get impressed here…

LOW: FacebookAll Albums

HEY WHAT out on all formats on 10 September 2021 – order info here

(photo on top: DB LOW)

Daydreamers LOW Knock On BOB DYLAN’s Door

15 April 2021

British music monthly UNCUT will celebrate the imperishable and legendary
troubadour BOB DYLAN‘s 80th birthday (my all-time favorite singer/songwriter
born in Duluth, Minnesota on 24th May 1941) with a CD of covers.

Uncut‘s June issue comes with DYLAN REVISITED: “A covermount CD made up
of 14 cover versions of choice cuts from Dylan’s songbook recorded exclusively for
Uncut, as well as a previously unreleased track from the man himself.”

One of the artists who were invited to pick a Dylan pearl are daydreamers
LOW – originally coming from the same city where the master was born!

They covered Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door. A beauty Robert Zimmerman wrote
for the soundtrack of 1973 western movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Low truly enchants, charms, and twinkles with their starry-eyed interpretation.

Dim the lights, light a candle and dream away…

The original

LOW: Facebook

DAVID BOWIE Released Ace Single ‘SOUND AND VISION’ 43 Years Ago..

‘Sound And Vision’ by DAVID BOWIE


DAVID BOWIE released single SOUND AND VISION on 11 February 1977,
today 43 years ago. One of the most accessible and appealing tracks from
one of my all-time favourite Bowie albums LOW. Together with co-producer
Tony Visconti the late legend recorded the song originally as an instrumental
(bar the backing vocal performed by Visconti’s wife, Mary Hopkin) but Bowie
decided later to add vocals, one night when everybody had already left the
studio. A glorious electronic diamond, still sounding as vital and magnetizing
as back then…


‘LOW’ By THE SLOW SHOW Featuring Manchester’s Hallé Youth Choir…

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

Manchester’s romantics THE SLOW SHOW released this year their third LP called 
Lust And Learn. A heartfelt and moody record for the midnight hours. One of the highlights is the emotive and gripping ballad ‘LOW‘. Watch a special stripped-down
version featuring Manchester’s Hallé Youth Choir here…


Their newest album ‘LUST AND LEARN‘. You can stream it here.

The One And Only STARMAN Passed Away Two Years Ago – Here Are TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Five Memorable DAVID BOWIE Albums…

Monumental moments in sonic history

8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016
Creativity, inventivity, innovativity
3 keywords for a genuine starman
His impact was/is massive & eternal
five fav DAVID BOWIE masterpieces…

LOW – Released 14 January 1977
Spectacular sound and far-reaching vision…

“HEROES” – 14 October 1977
Legendary beauties and fascinating beasts…

SCARY MONSTERS (and SUPER CREEPS) – Released: 12 September 1980
Junky Major Tom’s electrifying fashion…

Alien Ziggy Starman‘s moonage daydreams…
Released: 16 June 1972

THE NEXT DAY – Released 8 March 2013
Where are you now?…

DAVID BOWIE – Highly Experimental and Two-Faced Electronic ‘LOW’ LP Is 40…

When it’s timeless in sound & and vision, it’s a…


Released 14 January 1977


The short, opening line I use for this ‘Classic‘ series – ‘When it’s timeless in sound & and vision, it’s a…‘ – refers, of course, to that remarkably synths driven electronic diamond SOUND AND VISION (originally recorded as an instrumental) on DAVID BOWIE‘s 11th LP LOW

… an adventurous, experimental, schizophrenic, uncommercial (certainly the second, almost claustrophobic & darkly instrumental side of the record, with ‘Warszawa‘ being actually one of my favorite tracks) and unintended tour de force. “I had no statement to make on Low” said The Thin White Duke afterwards in an interview. He was actually in a really bad shape at the time. Lots of drugs (“I blew my nose one day and half my brains
came out”
he later described, quite hilariously, his dangerous way of life) and other expensive excesses, while living in Los Angeles, led to mental, physical and financial problems and drove the late legend to a state of paranoia. We all know that many
artists produced their best work when their minds were about to explode and that’s
what probably happened here too I guess. Low was designed and written after Bowie‘s escape to West Berlin. It marked the first of three collaborations (followed by Heroes & Lodger, becoming the Berlin Trilogy, although Low was recorded in France) with sound virtuoso Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti. Here’s a great review by Pitchfork.
And press the button, if you want to experience, once again, the full sonic odyssey – originally released 40 years ago, on 14 January 1977 – here…

DAVID BOWIE: Legacy website – Facebook – Discography