Yesssss, we’re building up the award nominations at Generation Bass as the Lord Cry Cry video for “Blind Lighnin’ Floor” directed by Francis Kamprath has just been nominated for the German Visual Music Award.
We are as pleased as punch cause’ this Artist, Album and Video has up until recently just been so overlooked and underrated, it’s a Crying shame Lord!
But in addition to the Q track of the day compliment that it had recently, and a few other things we can’t talk about yet, it seems that this CLASSIC album is finally starting to get the plaudits it truly deserves.
I also think that I, UMB, am way overdue a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, I’m sure it will happen in 2013 maybe 😉
a little no budget video for “lord cry cry”, photographed in my home bedroom over the course of two months…
For his new track “Blind Lightnin’ Floor” Lord Cry Cry ordered a special band to perform live on stage:
guitar: guernsey lily
percussion: sea thrift & freesia
synths: japanese quince & snake’s head
music by: lord cry cry
all flowers (except japanese quince, top right)
directed, photographed, animated and composited by francis kamprath
great thanks for the red curtain!
free stock footage created by Phil Fried:
And here is a recap on the album release:
Tom Waitsian, Captain Beefheartesque, Beatnik, Vaudeville, Burlesque, Howling Wolfesque, Bluestep, SurfStep, Jazzstep and it’s gonna probably end up being one of my favourite top 10 albums of all time!!!
Lord Cry Cry – Live at the C.P.U. is out now on Generation Bass, our first long-player on GB Records!
STREAM THE ENTIRE ALBUM!!
WATCH THE VIDS:
Videomit’s Bluesmen Tribute Version:
READ THE SCRIPT:
Remember life before the smoking ban? How life had a heady, hazier fug of hidden depths and musky abandon? Lord Cry Cry’s debut album throws you into a dreamy what-if world – where the beatnik decadence of the Left Bank is thrown forward to an alternative present, where the eternal, nicotine-hued avant garde exploration has found its way onto the hard drive; where jazz, blues and classic film soundtracks have found common ground with dubstep and electronica. This is the Mississippi Delta relocated to Silicon Valley. This is Tom Waits for the Ableton generation. This is Lord Cry Cry, his debut album, released on Generation Bass on 21st November 2011.
Wildly adventurous, evocative and dream-like, Lord Cry Cry is the brainchild of Berlin-based producer and composer Christopher Donaghue, who brings a whole world of experience to this album – a genre-gliding musician and film-score composer trained in the psychology of music and music composition, his work is able to use music and rhythm to affect emotion, and over its nine tracks, Lord Cry Cry blends everything from soul to ambient via dubstep and jazz, as much in line with 60s library music as the playful noodlings of Money Mark. On his influences he states: “Until I was about fourteen we only had three albums in the house; Roberta Flack First Take, Motown Chartbusters Vol.3 and The Beatles Oldies but Goldies. They are the foundation of everything I do musically. The more music you have, the less you listen to each track.”
His debut single, OneStepTwo, was released by UK independent label Blunt Force Trauma in October 2009 and caught the attention of terrestrial radio and was named 7” of the week by Joe Ransom. Lord Cry Cry has also appeared at Vernissage and music festivals around the world, while his last major appearance was at the Transmediale festival of art and digital culture where he presented a musical lecture boldly spanning the history of progressive and futuristic music – a mix covering genres such as avant-garde jazz, classical, electronic, reggae and dubstep.
All of this points us to the present – Generation Bass are proud to present Lord Cry Cry, the end result of that experimental journey.
Lord Cry Cry – Lord Cry Cry
- Live at the C.P.U.
- I Got the Clap Induced Blues Momma
- Step Nuthin’
- Dance of the Moores
- Schizoid Marimba
- Blind Lightnin’ Floor
- Lord High Commander
LORD CRY CRY
Liner Notes by Neil Queen
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Artist LORD CRY CRY
Album Title LIVE AT THE C.P.U.
Genre BLUES/DUBSTEP/BURLESQUE/SURFSTEP/EXPERIMENTAL/JAZZSTEP/TOM WAITS/CAPTAIN BEEFHEART/VAUDEVILLE
Release Date21 NOVEMBER 2011
1.LIVE AT THE C.P.U.
2.I GOT THE CLAP INDUCED BLUES MOMMA
4.DANCE OF THE MOORES
9.BLIND LIGHTNIN’ FLOOR
10.LORD HIGH COMMANDER