Crime & the City Solution
The Howling Hex
OUR FRIEND WAKES FROM HER SLUMBER, BLINKS IN THE SUNLIGHT AND RUBS HER EYES. CRIME SMILES, ALL MISCHIEF AND WONDER. LET THE EXCITATION BEGIN – CRIME AND THE CITY SOLUTION LIVE AGAIN
Crime & the City Solution announce details of their first tour in over 20 years w/ the very first show here at the Oriental Theater on October 18th.
The tour follows the release of An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime - Berlin 1987 – 1991 out on 24 September 2012.
An Introduction To… will be followed by a new album, American Twilight. Recorded in Detroit, this will be Crime & the City Solution’s first studio album since 1990’s Paradise Discotheque, and is set for release in early 2013.
An Introduction To… is a new series of compilations on Mute, with the tracklisting chosen by the artist. For A History Of Crime - Berlin 1987 – 1991 the band have selected tracks from the three Berlin era albums: Shine (1988), The Bride Ship (1989) and Paradise Discotheque (1990). The album also features the band’s swansong, ‘The Adversary’, from the film Until The End Of The World (Wim Wenders, 1991).
The live show will feature new music from American Twilight as well as reinterpretations of songs from the Berlin and London periods. It will also feature, for the first time, a powerful visual component designed by new member Danielle de Picciotto. Using back projection on large screens, the imagery will accompany the live performance as a cinematic embodiment of the Crime musicscape, and will perfectly complement the grand narratives and dynamism that are the hallmark of Crime’s music and live shows.
Preorder A History Of Crime – Berlin – 1987-1991 here http://smarturl.it/CCSphysical
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