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Audio: Patti Smith Shares New Collaboration with Kronos Quartet, ‘ ‘Mercy Is’

A new Patti Smith song, “Mercy Is,” was debuted yesterday on Mary-Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 radio show, the NME reports.

The track is featured at the 2:55:00 mark. You can easily advance to hear it if you don’t want to listen to the entire three-hour show.

Smith wrote the song specifically for the film “Noah,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe in the title role and shot in Iceland. She recorded it with the Kronos Quartet.

The soundtrack is scored by Clint Mansell.

“My orchestrator Matt Dunkley and I arranged the music which we roughly laid out alongside Patti’s demo,” Mansell told Hobbs, “and then we had Kronos and Patti play together in the studio, so it was all done in quite an old school way. This process allowed Patti and Kronos to really express themselves and really find their performance.”

You can listen to it here.

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Listen: Burial Texts About New ‘Rival Dealers’ EP — ‘an angel’s spell to protect them’

Earlier this week Burial’s Rival Dealer EP was released and I posted all three tracks. This weekend, the mysterious audio collage artist provided Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC Radio 6 with a text message about the EP which she read on her show.

Burial wrote:

I put my heart into the new EP, I hope someone likes it. I wanted the tunes to be anti-bullying tunes that could maybe help someone to believe in themselves, to not be afraid, and to not give up, and to know that someone out there cares and is looking out for them. So it’s like an angel’s spell to protect them against the unkind people, the dark times, and the self-doubts.

In case you missed my previous Burial post, listen to the EP now:

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