More songs about sex and death, no less. Track comes from brand new album, out this week.
By Blurt Staff
Scattered Bodies: an art punk innovator teams up with an award winning firebrand poet and a world-wise songstress. Their sex and death themed album Talking Songs is moody and rhythmic, laced with humanity, and filled with dark and humorous imagery born out of a life lived hard.
Award winning writer Brian Brett (above) supplies the words for Scattered Bodies, and shares vocals with composer Susheela Dawne. Producer Andy Meyers (pictured at bottom, with Dawne) built the tracks by sampling his Toronto art punk band The Scenics, renowned as one of the few Canadian first era punk bands who bring to mind groups like the Velvet Underground and Television.
Produced at Allowed Sound Studio, Talking Songs was released this week, on Feb. 25, via Dream Tower Records. We are honored to premiere the video for key track “Domestic Mysteries”:
Meyers: “The music on Talking Songs is sampled from fly-on-the-wall Scenics recordings circa 1976-82. I created songs by setting these samples- rhythm, melody and noise- into drum loops from recent Scenics recordings. Then Brian wove his subversive, darkly funny, words into the music. Susheela, a powerful writer/performer who always gets to the heart of the matter, chose some of Brian’s texts and created her own sophisticated melodies. With her tracks, we added samples after the songs were created. Susheela and Brian’s voices are richly complementary: strong, humane, layered with subtext, her smoky voice providing the ideal feminine counterpoint to Brian’s resonant baritone.”