June 6, 2008

Sometimes you get so lonely :: David Bowie covers

Sometimes you get so lonely / Sometimes you get nowhere
I’ve lived all over the world / I’ve left every place

Please be mine / Share my life
Stay with me / Be my wife

You may have heard David Bowie cooly exhort those plaintive words over a stylish soundscape on 1977′s Low, but today a cover from the upcoming compilation Life Beyond Mars gives us this haunting new version that melds the aching falsetto of Oxford musician Richard Walters with Faultline (aka North London DJ David Kosten, who’s worked with Wayne Coyne, Michael Stipe, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Keane).

Be My Wife – Richard Walters & Faultline

Life Beyond Mars is due out June 23 on !K7/Rapster Records, and it even features a song from Labyrinth.

Au Revoir Simone – Oh! You Pretty Things
Heartbreak – Loving The Alien
Kelley Polar – Magic Dance (Harold and Baby O in Italy version)
Leo Minor – Ashes To Ashes
Carl Craig presents Zoos Of Berlin – Looking For Water
Drew Brown – Sweet Thing
Matthew Dear – Sound & Vision
Susumu Yokota – Golden Years
The Emperor Machine – Repetition
Joakim & The Disco – A New Career In A New Town
Richard Walters & Faultline – Be My Wife
The Thing – Life On Mars

Worth noting that Rapster Records are also the folks who put together the 2006 Radiohead covers album Exit Music, which spawned that sexed-up Mark Ronson version of “Just” that swaggers with dance beats and brassy horns.

BOWIE COVER ART: a specially commissioned illustration by Berlin artist Maria Tackmann

November 14, 2007

Jump magic jump, Magic dance, magic dance

I watched El Labyrinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) last night, which made me think of other favorite labyrinths of my past.

The question came to mind: which is scarier?


Magic Dance – David Bowie
As The World Falls Down – David Bowie

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