[Cover photo credit to Gary Bandfield]
English Post-Punk/Rock band Bauhaus, featuring Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and David J have released a new, experimental track. “Drink The New Wine” was recorded last year during lockdown with the four members of Bauhaus sharing audio files. The track employs the Surrealists’ “Exquisite Corpse” device whereby each artist adds to the piece without seeing what the others have done.
Bauhaus have used this technique in the past to great effect. The title refers to the very first ‘Cadavre exquis’ drawing rendered by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy which included words which when strung together made up the sentence, “Le cadavre exquis boiara le vin nouveau” (“The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.”)
For the recording, the four musicians each had one minute and eight tracks at their disposal plus a shared sixty seconds plus four tracks for a composite at the end. This was all done without hearing what the others had laid down. The only common link being a prerecorded beat courtesy of Kevin. The final playback came as “synchronistic revelation”.
Bahaus are also currently on tour:
May 14 – Cruel World Festival (Pasadena, CA)
May 15 – Cruel World Festival (Pasadena, CA)
May 17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland,OR)
May 20 – Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA)
May 21 – The Masonic (San Francisco, CA) ** NEW DATE **
On-Sale: Friday, March 25th at 10a PT
May 22 – The Masonic (San Francisco, CA)
May 25 – The Mission Ballroom (Denver, CO)
May 27 – The Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ)
Sept. 8 – Kings Theatre (New York, NY)
NOTE: Tickets purchased for postponed Nov. 2, 2021 show will be honored.
Sept. 9 – Kings Theatre (New York, NY)
NOTE: Tickets purchased for postponed Nov. 3, 2021 show will be honored.