|Stranger Than Paradise
|Bella By Barlight
|The Lampposts Are Mine
|Eva & Willie's Room
|Beer For Boys
|The Good And Happy Army
|A Woman Can Take You To Another Universe; Sometimes She Just Leaves You There
|The Resurrection Of Albert Ayler
|Sex With Monster
|You Owe Me Money
- Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
- Ensemble, Performer
- Do you know the feeling of not being quite there in the world? The subtle sensation of being the punchline of a particularly sly cosmic joke. May be on a moody monday in the office, where productivity should kick in, but your mind remains in a stubborn state of inactivity. You just feel the dissatisfaction of aimless ennui without purpose.
Well, John Luries Soundtrack to Jim Jarmuschs classic „Stranger than paradise“ is the perfect musical companion for your spiritual malaise. As such, it‘s a soothing balm for the soul when you have one of these strangely off-kilter days. It turns meaningless non-activities into the travails of a lethargic Jim Jarmush Character, and suddenly your shitty day makes sense as an act in a dry absurd play. It‘s almost therapeutical in its ability to turn the surreal monotony of a bad day into its own kind of dead-pan cinematic flow.
It‘s my go-to Album when I feel lethargic and uninspired, feel utterly unable to escape my bored stupor, and just decide to embrace it instead of fighting it. The result, almost each time, is a sense of genuine liberation. And that‘s why I‘m deeply thankful for this record, and always will be.
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