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 ...) :
O Superman 1981
Big science 1981
Let X = X 1982
Excellent birds 1984
Sharkey’s day 1984
Language is a virus 1986
Strange angels 1989
Beautiful red dress 1990
In our sleep 1994
1981 ... surely one of the most outrageous and incredible songs of the decade. The sensational arrival of a totally extraordinary artist who will deeply mark 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 ... when 2 of the biggest strikers of the decade join forces, the result is bound to be explosive. The proof...
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...?
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 !
1994 ... a small luxury duo to end the story in style. We start with Superman and we end with Lou Reed. This is called a Grand Ecart ...!
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