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Lol Tolhurst, Budgie, Jacknife Lee

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Cure co-founder/former drummer Lol Tolhurst and Siouxsie and the Banshees beat-keeper Budgie first met in 1979 when their respective bands toured together. In recent years, the duo started hosting a post-punk podcast called Curious Creatures that eventually led to a musical collaboration with the producer Jacknife Lee. Originally envisioned as an instrumental album, Los Angeles evolved over time to include guest vocalists like LCD Soundsytem's James Murphy, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Lonnie Holley, along with musicians such as U2 guitarist the Edge and harpist Mary Lattimore.

In some ways, Los Angeles delivers exactly what you would expect from a collaboration between Tolhurst and Budgie: rhythm-heavy songs with hypnotic grooves indebted to Krautrock, electro and post-punk. Synthesizers zap like brain synapses on "Everything and Nothing" in between dizzying spurts of repetitive drum patterns; on the propulsive, Edge-featuring "Train With No Station," beatific recurring melodies peek through bustling electronic static like the sun peeking through clouds.

Other guest stars are a more recognizable presence. The songs on which Gillespie appear (unsurprisingly) sound like Primal Scream's various guises—"This Is What It Is (To Be Free)" channels Screamadelica's gospel-tinged catharsis, while "Ghosted at Home" hews toward Vanishing Point's darker electro. Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock contributes frenetic vocals to the danceable (and aptly named) "We Got to Move." And Murphy contributes anguished yelps and croons to the throttling title track, which resembles a more adventurous LCD Soundsystem.

But Los Angeles shines when lesser-known voices have their place in the spotlight. Pan Amsterdam is striking on the minimalist, jazzy hip-hop standout "Travel Channel," while Starcrawler's Arrow de Wilde helms a slab of scorching gothic-blues rock. And Holley presides over the rhythm-heavy experimental track "Bodies" like a fire-and-brimstone preacher before Mary Lattimore takes the song out with some bewitching harp. It's unsurprising given the pedigree of the artists involved—but Los Angeles is a ferociously fresh-sounding take on familiar sounds that lingers long after the music ends. © Annie Zaleski/Qobuz

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1
This Is What It Is (To Be Free) (feat. Bobbie Gillespie)
00:04:43

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Bobby Gillespie, FeaturedArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

2
Los Angeles (feat. James Murphy)
00:06:24

James Murphy, FeaturedArtist - Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

3
Uh Oh (feat. Arrow de Wilde and Mark Bowen)
00:03:44

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist - Mark Bowen, FeaturedArtist - Arrow de Wilde, FeaturedArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

4
Ghosted At Home (feat. Bobby Gillespie)
00:04:33

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Bobby Gillespie, FeaturedArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

5
Train With No Station (feat. The Edge)
00:03:32

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - The Edge, FeaturedArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

6
Bodies (feat. Lonnie Holley and Mary Lattimore)
00:05:23

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist - Mary Lattimore, FeaturedArtist - Lonnie Holley, FeaturedArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

7
Everything And Nothing
00:03:40

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

8
Travel Channel (feat. Pan Amsterdam)
00:03:05

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist - Pan Amsterdam, FeaturedArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

9
Country Of The Blind (feat. Bobby Gillespie)
00:04:33

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Bobby Gillespie, FeaturedArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

10
The Past (Being Eaten)
00:01:28

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

11
We Got To Move (feat. Isaac Brock)
00:03:41

Isaac Brock, FeaturedArtist - Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

12
Noche Oscura (feat. The Edge)
00:04:44

Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - The Edge, FeaturedArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

13
Skins (feat. James Murphy)
00:05:09

James Murphy, FeaturedArtist - Jacknife Lee, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Lol Tolhurst, Composer, MainArtist - Budgie, Composer, MainArtist

2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam 2023 Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee under exclusive license to Play It Again Sam

Album review

Cure co-founder/former drummer Lol Tolhurst and Siouxsie and the Banshees beat-keeper Budgie first met in 1979 when their respective bands toured together. In recent years, the duo started hosting a post-punk podcast called Curious Creatures that eventually led to a musical collaboration with the producer Jacknife Lee. Originally envisioned as an instrumental album, Los Angeles evolved over time to include guest vocalists like LCD Soundsytem's James Murphy, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Lonnie Holley, along with musicians such as U2 guitarist the Edge and harpist Mary Lattimore.

In some ways, Los Angeles delivers exactly what you would expect from a collaboration between Tolhurst and Budgie: rhythm-heavy songs with hypnotic grooves indebted to Krautrock, electro and post-punk. Synthesizers zap like brain synapses on "Everything and Nothing" in between dizzying spurts of repetitive drum patterns; on the propulsive, Edge-featuring "Train With No Station," beatific recurring melodies peek through bustling electronic static like the sun peeking through clouds.

Other guest stars are a more recognizable presence. The songs on which Gillespie appear (unsurprisingly) sound like Primal Scream's various guises—"This Is What It Is (To Be Free)" channels Screamadelica's gospel-tinged catharsis, while "Ghosted at Home" hews toward Vanishing Point's darker electro. Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock contributes frenetic vocals to the danceable (and aptly named) "We Got to Move." And Murphy contributes anguished yelps and croons to the throttling title track, which resembles a more adventurous LCD Soundsystem.

But Los Angeles shines when lesser-known voices have their place in the spotlight. Pan Amsterdam is striking on the minimalist, jazzy hip-hop standout "Travel Channel," while Starcrawler's Arrow de Wilde helms a slab of scorching gothic-blues rock. And Holley presides over the rhythm-heavy experimental track "Bodies" like a fire-and-brimstone preacher before Mary Lattimore takes the song out with some bewitching harp. It's unsurprising given the pedigree of the artists involved—but Los Angeles is a ferociously fresh-sounding take on familiar sounds that lingers long after the music ends. © Annie Zaleski/Qobuz

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