Scott Walker Bish Bosch on 180g 2LP + Booklet + Download Coupon
1st Album in Six Years from Cult Pop Icon
After much speculation, 4AD can confirm that Scott Walker's Bish Bosch, his first studio effort since 2006’s The Drift, has come to pass. Walker began writing new material around 2009, whilst also scoring the ROH 2’s Duet For One Voice ballet, recording it sporadically over the following three years. The end result is Bish Bosch, a tauter but more colorful experience than The Drift, with greater emphasis on processed, abrasive guitars, digital keyboards and thick silences.
Aided again by co-producer Peter Walsh and joined by a regular core of musicians, Ian Thomas (drums), Hugh Burns (guitar), James Stevenson (guitar), Alasdair Malloy (percussion) and John Giblin (bass). Musical director Mark Warman also played a prominent role, both as conductor and keyboardist, while guests include trumpeter Guy Barker and pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, who worked on three of Scott’s mid-seventies LPs.
For tracks "SDSS1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)," "Dimple" and "Corps de Blah," Walker drafted in an orchestra, recording them in The Hall at Air Studios last November. For the cover art, Scott worked closely with painter Ben Farquharson and designer Philip Laslett. Deluxe double vinyl with 36 page booklet and FLAC coupon.
Scott Walker Bish Bosch Track Listing:
1. ‘See You Don’t Bump His Head’
2. Corps De Blah
4. SDSS1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)
9. The Day The “Conducator” Died