Posted: July 22, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Needle Mythology is back with a new release, And with their very first release of brand new music. Bernard Butler & Catherine Anne Davies’ In Memory Of My Feelings LP is out 18th September on heavyweight vinyl in gatefold sleeve, including a bonus 7″ with a cover of Madonna’s Live To Tell.

“I’m not especially interested in recreating whatever’s worked on previous projects,” Bernard Butler . “Odd is what I look for – and, by ‘odd’ what I really mean is ‘character’. And as for that Madonna cover? “When I was 16, Live To Tell allowed me to join the dots in songwriting between True Blue and The Queen Is Dead.”

Catherine Anne Davies loves the song to (as do we – both the original and their 7″ cover). “I don’t know what Madonna wrote it about,” she told us, “but the resonances in a post-#metoo world are impossible to miss.”

The Breakdown’ is the first offering to be lifted from the forthcoming collaborative album by Catherine Anne Davies (aka The Anchoress) and Bernard Butler. ‘In Memory Of My Feelings’ will be released via Needle Mythology on 18th September, 2020 and is notable as the first new master recording for Pete Paphides‘ label. The Breakdown explores the personal price to the pursuit of economic wealth and the failures of free market capitalism, framed through the story of one investment banker’s catastrophic breakdown. Butler adds “Musically the song is deliberately dysfunctional with an unorthodox slowed up 10/8 meter.

The piano arpeggio is played forwards then backwards to symbolise the dysfunctional dreamlike beauty of the breakdown” Taken from the forthcoming album ‘In Memory Of My Feelings’, out 18th September on Needle Mythology. Limited edition formats include 2LP +7” w/ signed lyric sheet and gatefold replica CD with signed postcard available for a limited period exclusively via the Official store.

Catherine Anne Davies – vocals Bernard Butler – piano Rex Horan – upright bass

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