Posts Tagged ‘Mummer Love’

Patti Smith’s fascination with the work of poet Arthur Rimbaud is such that she once bought his reconstructed home in the small French town of Roche. On the second of her Perfect Vision triptych with field recording and soundscape specialists Soundwalk Collective, she is joined by Phillip Glass, Mulatu Astatke, and the Sufi Group of Sheikh Ibrahim. Exploring Rimbaud’s fascination with Ethiopia, levels of sonic and conceptual intricacy run deep here, and the record even features recordings made under the tree where Rimbaud photographed the shrine of Sheik Abadir Umar ar-Rida al Harari, the founder of the holy city Harar. While also featuring a Patti Smith poem on title track ‘Mummer Love’, it’s the process of second-hand reading which is central to the project. As Smith describes: “Because we are working with other people’s work, and not just reading it but channelling these people, they become a fourth mind. We are Rimbaud, you, I, and the work.

“We go as far as we can to honour their work”… Take two celebrated poets and add inspired music for a stunning listen. Soundwalk Collective With Patti Smith – Mummer Love,

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith featuring Philip Glass and the Sufi group of Sheikh Ibrahim. Taken from ‘Mummer Love’, the second album in the Perfect Vision triptych collaboration between Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith. Released 8th November via Bella Union,