Eulogy to Lenny Bruce
Scottish musician Chris Connelly has a spectacular album just out for your pre-order that highlights the cultural gifts brought to us by The Velvet Underground's guest singer Nico. The influential singer recorded an experimental album featuring risqué lyrics about drug abuse, prostitution, and sexual deviancy with the chart-topping band during Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable Tour in 1966. Nico also spent her life making her own future-proof music art that can be drawn upon in any age. Now passed away, the lead track of the album is a direct message to Nico in the form of a eulogy. The rest of the album draws on the theme by utilising elements of Nico's persona to create an album inspired directly by her. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce draws our attention to the late American comedian and musician. Famously once released by Frank Zappa, the comic's material often still holds up in today's different society. The thread of catastrophe and tragedy stitches the album's story together like a patchwork of treasured memories.
Reverb and chorus feather a smooth guitar underlay as airy synths add spectral allure to the moment. Avant-garde vocals cut through the mists of tone in a Phantom Of The Opera style rendition of the heart's secret script. Melancholy and moving, tonal shifts drape the black keys in human soul as the drawing in of strings gather the loose ends. A sombre and introspective self-searching of cliché and metaphor seeps through the compositional framework that leans in on a steadily progressing chord structure. Gothic and atmospheric, Eulogy To Lenny Bruce from Chris Connelly adapts itself perfectly to make our own imperfect living spaces a little more comfortable.
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