Friday, June 9, 2023

New Music From PJ Harvey!


PJ Harvey released the second advance track from her upcoming record I Inside the Old Year Dying a few days ago, and after listening to that and first single "A Child's Question, August" a few times these last few days, I have gained quite the anticipation to hear the entire record. So far, this one strikes me as having as much not to do with her previous albums as it does incorporate a kind of sum-total of her entire oeuvre. Yeah, that's kind of a c-u-next-tuesday word for a music or film blogger to use; don't care. When you talk about Ms. Harvey, you gotta class the place up a bit. Pre-order the new album directly from the artist HERE.


The full trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos's new film Poor Things dropped earlier today, and despite my swearing off trailers, once I saw the still, I had to watch it (part of this decision was based on the fact that I find it doubtful the trailer for one of Lanthimos's films could ever betray its intentions. Judge for yourself, if you dare!


What the hell, right? A cast stacked with impeccable actors for a twisted twist on the Frankenstein story? I'm finding it difficult to formulate any opinion on what we see here, other than it will no doubt be as unique and engrossing as this director's other films. I now know where I will be on September 8th.


Low - Trust
Slowspin - Talisman
Nabihah Iqbal - Dreamer
Drab Majesty - Modern Mirror
Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
PJ Harvey - I Inside the Old Year Dying (pre-release singles)
Ike and Tina Turner - Live? The World of Ike & Tina
Colter Wall - Imaginary Appalachia
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Gila Monster/Dragon (pre-release singles)
Bria - Cuntry Covers Volumes 1 & 2
White Lung - Paradise
Soft Play - Are You Satisfied
Steve Moore - Christmas, Bloody Christmas OST
The Plimsouls - Everywhere At Once


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

My first Pull since returning from my Chicago trip, and it's almost identical to one my good friend Missi asked me to help her read the day before. How's that for awesome?

•  On the Tree of Life, The Empress is the first Trump to connect two pillars, from Chokman to Binah, the act of transforming Knowledge into Understanding. Not always easy. This is a card that, while it does not touch the superstate of Kether - the white hot room, as Grant Morrison would say - does represent a process of making the intangible tangible, collating and processing information to produce a result. 

• Ace of Wands - Willfull Breakthrough

• Seven of Pentacles - Earthly victory; accomplishment. Completion and the exhale that follows.

When I string all this together, I see a message that suggests hard work, but not necessarily of the physical kind. In my own terms, this is telling me I have to do more conceptual work, more mental hammering of narrative logistics. This will produce results. 

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