Warzone by 85 year-old Yoko Ono sees the avant-garde artist stripping back thirteen songs from her career between 1970-2009. The songs carried messages in their lyrics that seem all too relevant now. By stripping the instrumentation back, the lyrics come to the fore and her messages, sometime encouraging, sometimes cautious, are clearer than ever before. LP and Cd on Chimera Music.
A lovely and diverse soundtrack from Sean Lennon. His work for Ava’s Possessions is eerie and synth-heavy, paying homage to composers like John Carpenter, Ennio Morricone and, most significantly, Goblin. But Lennon brings his own unique sense of humour and compositional skill to these large-scale arrangements.
Five track EP from Sean Lennon and his partner both in life and in music, Charlotte Kemp-Muhl as GOASTT or The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger. More fun psych rock, moving away from his father’s legacy and further into Sean’s own sphere of influences. The art of fine songwriting is on display here and it’s very very good. Vinyl LP on Chimera Music.
Ono, not you again. Take Me To The Land Of Hell is by Yoko Ono, who you’ll all know best for her work with Barney Gumble. This LP features a tonne of guests (seriously, the credits run to many lines), of which the salient points are tUnE-yArDs (f*ck yes!), ?uestlove (f*ck yes!), Ad Rock & Mike D (f*ck yes!) and Lenny Kravitz (f*ck no!). Produced by her son Sean Lennon, Take Me To The Land Of Hell is another collection of cerebral art-Kraut.
Between My Head And The Sky is where you’ll find madame Yoko Ono these days. For the first time in well over 3 decades she is releasing an LP alongside her Plastic Ono Band. Along with a supporting cast that now includes Yuka Honda and Ono’s son Sean Lennon, the grand duchess of the avant-garde crafts tracks that take in psych-rock, musique concrete, cosmic disco and much more. In other words - Between My Head And The Sky is an album by Yoko Ono.