One of key moments in anyone’s life has to be the moment they discover the amazing shimmering walls of noise that is a crime and the city solution album.
or even THAT scene from Wings of Desire
For too long this band has been largely relegated to the history books with physical releases hard to come by and largely ignored by the digital democritisation of music…
Happily this appears to be changing!
A new album!
All exits are covered!
CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION. US & EUROPEAN TOUR. FIRST SHOWS IN OVER 20 YEARS. AN INTRODUCTION TO… OUT 24 SEPT. BRAND NEW ALBUM IN 2013
“OUR FRIEND WAKES FROM HER SLUMBER, BLINKS IN THE SUNLIGHT AND RUBS HER EYES. CRIME SMILES, ALL MISCHIEF AND WONDER. LET THE EXCITATION BEGIN – CRIME AND THE CITY SOLUTION LIVE AGAIN”
Crime & the City Solution announce details of their first tour in over 20 years, including a show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 26 October 2012, full details below.
The tour follows the release of An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991 out on 24 September 2012.
An Introduction To… will be followed by a new album, American Twilight. Recorded in Detroit, this will be Crime & the City Solution’s first studio album since 1990’s Paradise Discotheque, and is set for release in early 2013.
An Introduction To… is a new series of compilations on Mute, with the tracklisting chosen by the artist. For A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991 the band have selected tracks from the three Berlin era albums: Shine (1988), The Bride Ship (1989) and Paradise Discotheque (1990). The album also features the band’s swansong, ‘The Adversary’, from the film Until The End Of The World (Wim Wenders, 1991).
Listen to ‘On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)’ here http://youtu.be/ujDVNyXBY_Q and a live version of ‘The Sun Before The Darkness’ http://youtu.be/pLGlm9hLdXY
Crime & the City Solution had several incarnations, the first of which was formed by Simon Bonney in Sydney, Australia, in 1977/78. Mk II saw the band based in Melbourne before Simon Bonney was encouraged to move to England in 1984 by Mick Harvey (Birthday Party / The Bad Seeds) who joined the band along with Rowland S Howard, his brother Harry on bass and one time Swell Maps drummer Epic Soundtracks.
In 1987, Bonney and Harvey moved to Berlin, and it’s here that the A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991 takes its inspiration. The band at this point comprised of Simon Bonney, Mick Harvey, Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke, Thomas Stern, ex-DAF/Liaisons Dangereuses Chrislo Haas, and Bonney’s co-writer Bronwyn Adams.
For this latest incarnation of Crime & The City Solution, the line up will feature Berlin era members Simon Bonney (vocals), Bronwyn Adams (violin) and Alexander Hacke (guitar), and will be joined by renowned visual artist Danielle de Picciotto, Jim White (drums, The Dirty Three), David Eugene Edwards (guitar, 16 Horsepower / Wovenhand), Troy Gregory (bass, The Dirtbombs / Swans / Spiritualised) and Matthew Smith (keyboards).
The live show will feature new music from American Twilight as well as reinterpretations of songs from the Berlin and London periods. It will also feature, for the first time, a powerful visual component designed by new member Danielle de Picciotto. Using back projection on large screens, the imagery will accompany the live performance as a cinematic embodiment of the Crime musicscape, and will perfectly complement the grand narratives and dynamism that are the hallmark of Crime’s music and live shows.
WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES
18 Oct – Denver – The Oriental (US)
19 Oct – Detroit – Majestic Theater (US)
21 Oct – Chicago – Lincoln Hall (US)
22 Oct – Brooklyn – Music Hall of Williamsburg (US)
23 Oct – Los Angeles – The Fonda (US)
24 Oct – San Francisco – Slim’s (US)
26 Oct – London – Queen Elizabeth Hall
28 Oct – Lausanne, Les Docks (Switzerland)
29 Oct – Gent, Concertzaal Vooruit (Belgium)
30 Oct – Haarlem, Patronat (Holland)
31 Oct – Berlin, C-Club (Germany)
Tickets are onsale from Friday 3 August – http://crimeandthecitysolution.com/tour.php
AN INTRODUCTION TO… CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION / A HISTORY OF CRIME BERLIN 1987 – 1991
All Must Be Love
On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)
Home Is Far From Here
The Bride Ship
I Have The Gun
The Dolphins & The Sharks
The Sun Before The Darkness
The Last Dictator Part 1
The Last Dictator Part 2
The Last Dictator Part 3
The Last Dictator Part 4
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On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)
An Introduction To….Crime & The City Solution A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 — 1991 Released September 24th 2012 16 re-mastered tracks
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle