'GIRL WITH BASKET OF FRUIT'
UTR113 | CD/LP | 9 tracks | Buy
Latest Xiu Xiu album 'Girl with Basket of Fruit' (out Feb 2019) is a rowdier, yet more stylistically splenetic offering than 2017's 'Forget', with the usual eye-catching list of collaborators this time including Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Devin Hoff and Haitian percussionists Emmanuel Obi and Ayo Okafor. Here's Xiu Xiu's take on the new album...
It could be handfuls of reds
It could be turning Caravaggio's Boy with Basket of Fruit to face the wall
It could be a commission by the Guggenheim entitled Deforms the Unborn
It could be the demon Vetis, whose friends call Him The Life Promiser
It could be that in 1918 a pregnant Mary Turner was hung upside down from a tree by a lynch mob while they cut out her fetus & that this could happen today, as it did then, without consequences for whitey
It could be handfuls of natural pearls
It could be collaborations with master Haitian drummers
It could be doing the wrong thing together forever
It could be long lists of how The Devil's acts towards children before, during & after their possession
It could be short lists of produce, insects & imagined blues musicians
It could be handfuls of that you just have to stop being a wuss & deal with it
It could be...