30 Songs, 1 Hour 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Part string quartet, part radio play, part sound installation, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall takes us on a journey through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which battered the Caribbean and the mainland United States in October 2012. Anderson is a thoughtful sound artist, blending electronic and acoustic music with voice narration to tell her tale of loss and destruction. Poignant moments include “Thunder Continues in the Aftermath,” a haunting echo of the departing storm with stunning digital effects, and the vivid, spine-tingling “Helicopters Hang Over Downtown.” The simple, narrated “Everything Is Floating” transforms tragedy into unexpected beauty.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Part string quartet, part radio play, part sound installation, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall takes us on a journey through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which battered the Caribbean and the mainland United States in October 2012. Anderson is a thoughtful sound artist, blending electronic and acoustic music with voice narration to tell her tale of loss and destruction. Poignant moments include “Thunder Continues in the Aftermath,” a haunting echo of the departing storm with stunning digital effects, and the vivid, spine-tingling “Helicopters Hang Over Downtown.” The simple, narrated “Everything Is Floating” transforms tragedy into unexpected beauty.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

ninerrl ,

Beautiful

This chronicle of Sandy and it’s impact is beautiful. I was not disappointed. I will be listening to this non-stop for some time.

chickenflea ,

Properly Weird

I have listened Laurie Anderson for many years. I like Landfall for the same reasons that I like her other stuff: she chooses her words and music carefully and she makes me feel weird about stuff I normally would pass over without thinking too much. I think that is a good thing, so I keep listening. I have been through a few hurricanes, too (Florida resident), and I think she musically replicates the sounds and feelings of a hurricane well.

DR. RT ,

Multifaceted beauty

Laurie Anderson again incorporates her multiple talents into a beautifully choreographed musical journey

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