“The vanishing world illuminated by a furnace-blast of life”: LA Times

3.5/4 from Margaret Wappler at the LA Times:

“From up on that hill, perhaps wearing a capelet over a flowy Victorian gown, Kate Bush has been regarded as a spirit saint of fearless individuality by a generation of musicians … All that adoration in the ether must’ve stirred the reclusive British singer-songwriter to create not just one album this year  … but also a second one, “50 Words for Snow,” an art-song cycle that veers from delicate to blustery but always with a sheen of elegance. Bush grounds her songs in the permafrost of winter, with her piano work sounding like the first stirrings after a cold snap … It might be cold in Bush’s world, but it’s far from frozen. It’s the vanishing world illuminated by a furnace-blast of life.”

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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1 Response to “The vanishing world illuminated by a furnace-blast of life”: LA Times

  1. Harry Horton says:

    Additional Kate Bush internet news articles:
    (1) “Kate Bush explores nature on 50 words for snow” Time Magazine
    (2) “Kate Bush’s new ’50 words for snow’ hailed but she fears its demise” – Cleveland Plain dealer.
    (3) “Kate Bush record hailed, but she fears death of album” reuters via Yahoo! News
    (4) Kate Bush: Music Industry is collapsing – BBC News – Nov. 22. An audio segment of Kate Bush discussing he bad shape the music industry is in at present.
    Also in the above articles some attention to her working on a further album after 50 words of snow is glanced upon.
    (5) “Kate Bush: 50 words for snow album review” Digital Spy.

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