This week’s new releases include ‘A Victim of Stars: 1982-2012,’ a new 2CD compilation spanning former Japan frontman David Sylvian’s solo career, plus the CD edition of Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Live at Rockpalast’ concert.
More than a year after the death of former Japan bassist Mick Karn, fans finally will get a chance to hear the ‘Dalis Car’ EP he recorded with Peter Murphy in the fall of 2010, a five-track collection that represents the briefly reunited duo’s first work together since their lone album, ‘The Waking Hour,’ came out in 1984.
Peter Murphy embarks on another U.S. tour on Thursday, and in advance of that, he spoke to Slicing Up Eyeballs about the making of ‘Ninth,’ how that record drew inspiration from the Bauhaus reunion album ‘Go Away White’ and how he re-teamed with Mick Karn to make a new Dalis Car EP prior to the bassist’s death.
The briefly reunited Dalis Car — Peter Murphy and late Japan bassist Mick Karn — today released its first new music in 27 years in the form of a newly reworked version of the instrumental ‘Artemis’ with new vocals and lyrics by the former Bauhaus singer.
The second and final release by Dalis Car — recorded by Peter Murphy and a dying Mick Karn last fall — will be a five-track EP titled ‘InGladAloneness’ and out as early as next month.
Last week, as Peter Murphy’s just-completed U.S. tour made its way through Pittsburgh, the former Bauhaus frontman dropped by the studios of 91.3 FM WYEP for a nearly 40-minute on-air interview and live acoustic performance — which can be streamed in its entirety.
Reuniting as Dalis Car for the first time in 26 years last fall, Peter Murphy and an ailing Mick Karn were able to record four new songs before the former Japan bassist succumbed to cancer in January — music that will be released as the ‘Dalis Car 2’ EP later this year.
Duncan Sheik will reinterpret a dozen ’80s alternative and synthpop classics this June with the release of ‘Covers 80s,’ which will include new takes on old favorites by The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Love and Rockets, The Smiths and more.
Mick Karn — who played bass in the acclaimed art-rock act Japan from the mid-’70s through the early ’80s and teamed up with Peter Murphy for the singer’s post-Bauhaus project Dalis Car — died today following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 52.
Ex-Bauhaus leader Peter Murphy took to his Facebook page today to update fans on a number of projects, including his Dalis Car reunion with Mick Karn (sessions being ‘next week’) and the pending release of his new solo album Ninth (‘shouldn’t be too long now’).
Former Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy today announced that he’s reuniting later this year with ailing ex-Japan bassist Mick Karn to record a second Dali’s Car album — the short-lived group’s first new record since 1984’s ‘The Waking Hour.’