Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scott Walker Series, #8: Scott Walker- And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball? (2007) MP3 & FLAC

Ever wondered what a Modernist ballet score composed by Scott Walker might sound like? And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball?  was commissioned by London's South Bank Center in the hope of receiving a contemporary dance score, but could they have been prepared for the oblique descent into space-obliterating industrial hums and stark, atonal minimalism that Walker serves up here?  For those brave enough to have plumbed the unfathomable depths of Walker's recent (relatively speaking) Avant-garde work, this will sound like a even more "shaved down" (Walker's words) exercise in deconstructing listener expectations. For the rest, it could be rough-going, but then again, this could be said, to some extent, about all of Walker's best work since  Scott 3. Ultimately, there's just something deliciously ironic about a sparse atonal instrumental piece being penned by the owner of the most impossibly beautiful baritone imaginable.

And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball?
1. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 1)  (6:37)
2. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 2)  (5:29)
3. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 3)  (6:24)
4. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 4)  (6:10)


  1. Way behind on the Walker series but I'll catch up. Do you have Material & William S. Burroughs-The Western Lands. It is some groovy spoken word techno with big bottom (bass).

  2. Whoops it is called Seven Souls not the Western Lands. Doh!

  3. Hi lil' brother, I used to have the Burroughs many years ago, but no longer. I look around and see if it's out there

  4. Dartainian Winslow IIIFebruary 23, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Yea found it at 192kbps on capn' crawl. It is better than no copy at all. Love the booming bass and William S. rapping over it in a monotone style.

  5. Dartainian, guess what? Just found the remastered version in horrorshow FLAC! I'll post and a few other Burroughs albums in the coming days over at WLIL! Great great request!

  6. wintainian darnslowFebruary 23, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Cool! Most kind of you. Thanks. I would love to contribute some musiks. Let us know if you will have more posters on KMM.


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