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artysta: Xiu Xiu
wydawnictwo: Upset! The Rhythm
numer katalogowy: UTR091

Jamie Stewart wraz z grupą współpracowników nie próżnuje. Album Foget powstał w czasie gdy jednocześnie pracował (i koncertwoał) nad projektami “Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks”, współpracą z Mitski (piosenka do filmu Jamesa Camerona Mitchella, muzkę do instalacji Danh Vo, wspólny album z Merzbow oraz ekperymentalna przeróbkęą wersję “Czarodziejskiego Fletu” Mozarta.

Produkcją płyty zajęli się John Congleton (Blondie, Sigur Ros), Greg Saunier z Deerhof oraz związana z ostatnimi wcieleniami Xiu Xiu Angela Seo.

Do nagrań zaproszono kompozytora Charelemagne Palestine, Kristofa Hahna ze Swans oraz legendarną drag queen – Vaginal Davis.

FORGET was recorded during a period of epic productivity for Xiu Xiu. While writing FORGET, they released the lauded Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, collaborated with Mitski on a song for an upcoming John Cameron Mitchell film, composed music for art installations by Danh Vo, recorded an album with Merzbow and scored an experimental reworking of the Mozart opera, The Magic Flute. All of this frantic, external activity lead to a softly damaged dreaminess and broadened intent that has not been heard before in other Xiu Xiu works.


The album was produced by John Congleton (Blondie, Sigur Ros), Greg Saunier of Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu's own Angela Seo. It features guest appearances by fabled minimalist composer Charlemagne Palestine, LA Banjee Ball superstar commentator Enyce Smith, Swans guitar virtuoso Kristof Hahn and legendary drag artist and personal hero of Xiu Xiu, Vaginal Davis.


Standout track, “Wondering” is one of the catchiest boogie pop gems in the Xiu Xiu catalog, but like much of FORGET, it still bears an underlying tension that manifests differently in each piece. From the haunted guitar duet of "Petite", the hilariously fraught lyrics of "Get Up," the advanced industrial boxing match of "Jenny GoGo," or the experimental goth explosion of "Faith, Torn Apart," all the songs in their own way build to a roiling boil of a fate in vanishing.


The calligraphy on the cover translates literally to "we forget." It bows to the universality of everything and everyone's inevitable decline and foggy disappearance. Regarding the album title, Xiu Xiu singer Jamie Stewart said, “To forget uncontrollably embraces the duality of human frailty. It is a rebirth in blanked out renewal but it also drowns and mutilates our attempt to hold on to what is dear.” FORGET is both the palliative fade out of a traumatic past but also the trampling pain of a beautiful one's decay.


Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Synth, Vocals, Organ – Greg Saunier

Carillon – Charlemagne Palestine

Double Bass – Devin Hoff

Guitar – Kristof Hahn

Mastered By – Alan Douches

Mixed By – John Congleton

Percussion, Organ, Synth – Shayna Dunkelman

Producer – Angela Seo, Greg Saunier, John Congleton

Recorded By – Jamie Stewart

Speech [Commentary] – Enyce Smith

Synth, Organ, Percussion – Angela Seo

Vocals – Chiara Lee, Frederico Zanatta, Tanisha Hall, Vaginal Davis

Vocals, Guitar, Synth [Modular], Organ, Programmed By – Jamie Stewart

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  • 1. The Call00:03:17
  • 2. Queen of the Losers00:04:23
  • 3. Wondering00:04:12
  • 4. Get Up00:05:00
  • 5. Hay Choco Bananas00:03:48
  • 6. Jenny GoGo00:03:57
  • 7. At Last, At Last00:03:12
  • 8. Forget00:04:11
  • 9. Petite00:04:01
  • 10. Faith, Torn Apart00:07:56

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