13. September 2011
two of our favorite artists will release new records soon: Tori Amos "Night of Hunters" ( 16.Sept.) and Kate Bush "50 words for snow" (21.Nov.).
Both are concept records , based on stories where the songs belong to each other.
Tori Amos describes her record:" It's a 21st century song cycle inspired by classical music themes spanning over 400 years. I have used the structure of a song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us. "
Tori also changed to a German record company "Deutsche Grammophon" and worked with many classic musicians on her record. Also her melodies were inspired by classic componists such as Satie, Schubert or Chopin.