BAUHAUS – ” Drink The New Wine “

Posted: March 24, 2022 in MUSIC

British goth and post-punk pioneers Bauhaus have released their first new song in 14 years. Check out “Drink the New Wine” .

The new song was inspired by the Surrealist movement and written during lockdown last year, during which the group’s four members (Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, and David J)

“Drink The New Wine” was recorded last year during lockdown with the four members sharing audio files. The track employs the Surrealists’ ‘Exquisite Corpse’ device whereby each artist adds to the piece without seeing what the others have done. Bauhaus have used this technique in the past to great effect. The title refers to the very first Cadavre exquis’ drawing rendered by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy which included words which when strung together made up the sentence, ‘Le cadavre exquis boiara le vin nouveau’ (‘The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.”) For the recording, the four musicians each had one minute and eight tracks at their disposal plus a shared sixty seconds plus four tracks for a composite at the end. All done without hearing what the others had laid down. The only common link being a pre-recorded beat courtesy of Kevin. The final playback came as synchronistic revelation.

Bauhaus released their last album, “Go Away White“, in 2008. They reunited for their first show in 13 years in 2019 following singer Peter Murphy making a “full recovery” from the heart attack he suffered that year. 

Written and Produced by Bauhaus

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