pig bodine wrote:Walker's recent material is beyond horrible.
I like a lot of it. The four songs he wrote for Nite Flights
are terrific, especially the title track and The Electrician
. The latter song contains the blueprints for almost all of what he's done since (especially Tilt
), whilst also giving a nod back to the lush orchestration of The Walker Brothers and the chilly existentialism of his classic solo records.
I think Climate of Hunter
is a good album, marred a little by 80s production.Tilt
is one of the key albums of the 90s, and would probably vie with Scott 4
as my favourite of his albums. Sure it takes a fair bit of effort to get into, and sounds forbidding at first, but there is music of real merit and rare artistic vision going on there.Pola X
and And Who Shall Go To The Dance...
are more like ominous ambient music than anything else, and probably shouldn't be compared to what you might call his albums proper.
I see The Drift
and Bish Bosch
more as pieces where you listen to the performance as a drama, like a play, rather than as music, and I think they work well like that, especially The Drift