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Baptism of Solitude [Digipak]
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Album: Baptism of Solitude [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Up Above World
2)    Love Song
3)    Baptism of Solitude
4)    Each Whining Thing
5)    Next to Nothing
6)    Points in Time
7)    Voyage En Egypte
8)    Delicate Prey, The
9)    Circular Valley, The
10)    Distant Episode, A
11)    Delicate Song
12)    You Are Not I
13)    Sheltering Sky, The
14)    Nights
 

Album: Baptism of Solitude [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Up Above World
2)    Love Song
3)    Baptism of Solitude
4)    Each Whining Thing
5)    Next to Nothing
6)    Points in Time
7)    Voyage En Egypte
8)    Delicate Prey, The
9)    Circular Valley, The
10)    Distant Episode, A
11)    Delicate Song
12)    You Are Not I
13)    Sheltering Sky, The
14)    Nights
 
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  • Personnel: Paul Bowles (spoken vocals); Bill Laswell.
  • Recorded at Muebla Itesa, Tangier, Morocco in July 1994 and February 1995.
  • The limited edition of BAPTISM OF SOLITUDE includes a 32-page booklet of Paul Bowles' poems, many of which are unavailable elsewhere.
  • Personnel: Paul Bowles (spoken vocals); Bill Laswell.
  • Editor: Robert Musso.
  • Photographer: Russell Mills.
  • Although best known as a novelist (THE SHELTERING SKY), Bowles is also a classically trained composer with Aaron Copland. This is not an album of his music, however; instead, Bowles reads excerpts from his literary work against a backdrop of ambient scoundscapes concocted by avant-garde bassist Bill Laswell. Occasionally there's a slight Middle-Eastern influence detectable (Bowles has lived in Morocco since the late '40s) but mostly the aural backdrop sounds like wind or water dripping, which is altogether appropriate for Bowles' near-minimalist prose style. Fascinating stuff, if perhaps best taken in small doses.
Professional Reviews
Option (3-4/96, p.95) - "...Bill Laswell's production of Bowles reading his own works, with excerpts from two novels...layers discreet tracks of natural sounds and synths under Bowles' care-worn voice..."
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