News From Babel - Letters Home (Mega Blowout Sale)

“Dark and majestic, News from Babel remains ahead of their time.”-Michael Draine

“The second record by this group (Lindsay Cooper, Zeena Parkins and Chris Cutler) with invitees Robert Wyatt, Sally Potter, Phil Minton and Dagmar Krause who sing, and Bill Gilonis (of The Work) who plays occasional guitar and bass, and who also produced the recording.
These are extended songs, unusually orchestrated and arranged and not much like anything else recorded before or since. Re-mastered and repackaged here, with full text and illustrations enclosed.”-Chris Cutler
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  • UPC752725023023
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Customer Reviews

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This has long been one of my favorites. NFB had already existed years before I heard of them, and I was a big Krause and Cutler fan. I bought this on vinyl from Wayside in the 80s and it still sounds good now, being timeless. Great to have it on CD. Also the only recording I know of where Zeena Parkins plays actual music on an actual harp, instead of way out electronic harp-oid noise. Also love the tunes by Lindsay Cooper and of course the drums by Cutler. Bonus point for cover art and packaging. Six stars. -T.A.
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