ReR NfB Sirens and silences/Work resumed on the tower/Letters home


News from Babel

Lindsay Cooper, bassoon, sopranino and alto saxophones, piano, keyboards; Chris Cutler, drums, electrics, percussion; Zeena Parkins, harp, prepared and electric harps, accordion; Dagmar Krause, singing; with Robert Wyatt, singing (tracks 10, 11, 13, 16, 18); Sally Potter, singing (tracks 12, 15); Georgie Born, bass (track 4); Phil Minton, voice (tracks 9, 14), trumpet (tracks 8, 9); Bill Gilonis, bass, guitar.

    Sirens and silences
  1. Odysseus (02.56)
  2. Auschwitz/Babel (04.07)
  3. Klein's bottle (03.17)
  4. Black gold (03.09)
  5. Devils (01.16)
  6. Dry leaf (02.51)
  7. Work resumed on the tower
  8. Arcades (of glass) (07.44)
  9. Victory (05.19)
  10. Anno mirabilis (04.08)
  11. Letters home
  12. Who will accuse (02.38)
  13. Heart of stone (03.04)
  14. Banknote (03.19)
  15. Moss (03.58)
  16. Dragon at the core (04.39)
  17. Dark matter (04.20)
  18. Waited/Justice (05.09)
  19. Fast food (03.13)
  20. Late evening (04.58)
Tracks 1-9 recorded in London, 10-19 October and 2/3 November 1983; tracks 10-18 recorded at Cold Storage in Autumn/Winter 1985/86.


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