so, september is coming with two albums. the first one is interpol's, whose two new tracks (from a gig in NYC, poor quality though) are all around the net. the second one is from the new york trio, blonde redhead. Penny Sparkle, released on september 13th, marks another sonic twist in their already adventurous canon. and as with their three years previous album, 23, alan moulder is enlisted to mix it. Kazu speaks of the record:
I can't say what Penny Sparkle is about just yet.
I remember talking to Ed (from 4AD) one day and telling him that I had a vision that I was traveling to far away places to complete it.
(Then) I landed in snowy slippery Stockholm..... and here.
I fell in love with the music like falling for someone you've known for a long time.
It was dreamy and sometimes was very stormy.
At times I felt like a shepherd who was trying to herd five stallions into a yard (unsuccessfully).
I felt like I was a link to everyone. I remained still and the others were constantly moving around it.
I am not sure what Penny Sparkle is but I hope I offered to them as much as they offered me.
I know that we have never made a record this way and if I could go back in time, I would do it exactly the same way again.
alien pop for the masses . .