August 25, 2010

Death song

Those who had at least one ear on the soundtracks of Ghost Dog and The Limits of Control won't be hugely surprised by the results of Jim Jarmusch's guest curation of All Tomorrow's Parties in New York state next month: Boris and Sunn O))), GZA and Raekwon, psych-rock by Wooden Shjips and Black Angels, an impressively obscure Jack White link (Greenhornes) and at least one Sonic Youth connection. New Zealand and Australia need this guy running the Big Day Out. Also: a book club (Sante, Burroughs, Dyer and one about Coffee and Cigarettes hero Nikola Tesla) plus a film room.

And in an associated Village Voice interview, Jarmusch says this about the film that's coming next:
I'm trying to get a film going for early next year. One of the characters is a musician of unusual, outside music — electric stuff. It's going to be a mixture of — I don't know how you'd call it — avant-instrumental electric guitar . . . with some lute music. There will be some Arabic music, some vintage rockabilly stuff, so, again, a mixture of things. I have a great cast, but I don't have the financing yet because it's really weird out there right now. I've got Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, Mia Wasikowska and John Hurt — I've got these four ready to do it, but I don't have the money yet. I'm gonna get it. I'm gonna get it even if I have to do something highly illegal, I don't know what.
The Black Angels: