DAVID J – ” Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure “

Posted: April 6, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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‘Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’, the forthcoming double solo album by David J is an intensely personal, self deprecating, confessional song cycle which details a period of profound transition. It is intended as a cyclic swan-song, the last track, ‘I Hear Only Silence Now’ being a new version of the song which was the first on J’s 1983 solo debut, ‘Etiquette Of Violence’. The new album was recorded in Prague, Berlin and Los Angeles as well as Wellingborough, England when J revisited Beck Studios where his former highly influential band, Bauhaus cut their seminal classic, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ back in 1979.

The new album features contributions from Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Sean Eden (Luna), Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Emily Jane White, Annabel (lee) and the great Czech violinist, Karel Holas amongst others.

David J sees the album as the culmination of 36 years of solo /collaborative work. It is also a ‘coming home’ of sorts as the label behind the release is the London based Glass Modern which is in fact the newly reactivated Glass Records which originally released some of J’s earliest critically acclaimed works.

David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) presents ‘I Only Hear Silence Now’ featuring Emily Jane White on piano and vocals, the two stars shining bright in tandem vocals. This track can be found on his double album. This is a new version of a track that first appeared on David J’s debut solo album ‘Etiquette of Violence’ in 1983. The accompanying video features both artists. Filmed by Pierre Malacarnet and David J, This video was pieced together over several months. Most of the footage was shot by the intrepid Pierre Malacarnet at Beck Studios in Wellingborough, the site of the original Bauhaus recording of ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’. I filmed the game and lovely Emily Jane White in a 19th Century bathtub in San Francisco. Pierre then shot some other cut away scenes in Berlin and edited the whole thing together quite brilliantly. The mood of the film resonates perfectly with that of the music,” says David J.

David J’s latest album was not immediately accessible but on 2nd & 3rd listening has revealed many new gems such as Blue Eyes in the Green Room, Clandestine Valentine and The Auteur

Glass Modern is a new imprint of Glass Records, released October 18, 2019, “Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure” Featuring David J , Emily Jane White

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