Laurie Anderson, real name Laura Anderson, is an American singer whose particularity is to have been one of the female pioneers in terms of electronic music and avant-garde sound experimentation.
She will do first in sculpture and then in sound and musical experimentation during the 1970s.
And it was only in 1981 that she was finally recognized for its true worth when the indescribable and transcosmic "O Superman" came out, a title with a throbbing-hallucinating sound. Title that will be a global hit.
Despite a more than impressive discography, she will remain in the musical history of the 80s mainly for this so emblematic title.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Is anybody home 1977
O Superman 1981
Big science 1981
Let X = X 1982
Sharkey’s day 1984
Language is a virus 1986
This is the picture (Excellent birds) 1986
Strange angels 1989
Beautiful red dress 1990
Speak my language 1993
In our sleep 1994
Enquanto isso 1994
Je me souviens 2000
One white whale 2001
Pieces and parts 2001
Big science 2 2007
My right eye 2010
Thinking of you 2010
Only an expert 2010
Rely on me 2015
The water rises 2018
Lotus born, no need to fear 2019
1977 ... the very beginnings of what will become in a few years one of the most quirky and astonishing artists of the end of the 20th century ...
1981 ... 4 years have passed and now she delivers what will surely remain as one of the most crazy and incredible songs of the decade. Here, she makes a sensational arrival on the international scene and appears from the outset as a totally extraordinary artist who risks having a profound impact on the musical history of the 80s. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1981 ... a sequel of the same caliber. On an orchestration still so offbeat. A unique trademark among all ...
1982 ... we start again on the same bases the following year. Very experimental music but music that hits the mark !
1984 ... it is clear that Jean-Michel Jarre did not choose her for nothing. Their musical worlds are very close and only asked to collaborate. It is now done !
1984 ... well, it does not get better, that's clear. Sometimes bordering on melodic out of play. Unlike many others, she dares. With more or less conclusive results ...
1986 ... an obvious sound evolution towards a more structured music and more in tune with the times. For good or for bad...?
1984 ... when 2 of the biggest strikers of the decade join forces, the result is bound to be explosive. The proof...
1989 ... all in finesse, all in softness. But what happens to her ...? A return to classicism which frankly surprises coming from her ...
1989 ... his last notorious hit. But how far she is from its superman delusions ... An end of the decade that bears no resemblance to its beginning !
1990 ... a change of decade which almost rhymes with the end of the adventure. But what an adventure !
1993 ... not quite the end because the adventure will take roundabout paths, in particular through film soundtracks. The proof with this title which will be part of the soundtrack of the film 'Faraway, so close!', a film by Win Wenders which will be released that year ...
1994 ... a small luxury duo to continue the story in style. We start with Superman and we end up with Lou Reed. This is called a Grand Ecart ...!
1994 ... in the series of luxury duets, here comes the special South American continent. Another quality collaboration but with her it has become a habit ...
2000 ... luckily longtime friends are still here to call on you. Two artists who love to work together, that's undeniable !
2001 ... we thought the story ended at the solo career level but it was very bad to know her. Here she comes back to us 7 years later after her last opus in a certain form and she has not lost any of her talent at first sight !
2001 ... what is certain is that she goes through the decades without changing anything in her style. We won't remake her again, that's clear, but it's a damn daring bet ...
2007 ... she continues her adventure without worrying about the dictas of the star system, nor about the few results of her titles in the Charts. An artist totally apart for a work totally apart too !
2010 ... she will have gone through the 1970s, then the 1980s, then the 1990s, then the 2000s and here she is at the gates of this 2010 decade. Who would have believed it ...?
2010 ... until the end she will have refused to do like the others and whatever the times. Always in search of innovation and novelties ...
2010 ... and she certainly does not intend to stop there. With her, nothing is ever over, you have to know that !
2015 ... they have to do at least 1 title together per decade. For the 2010 decade, it will be this one. Until the next one in 10 years ...
2018 ... she loves joint projects, it is clear. She likes to share and especially to associate with people who are like her ...
2019 ... her last collaboration to date. But we suspect that there will be others, many others. We can therefore make an appointment with her now for the next decade ...
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