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Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel; January 9, 1943) is an American singer who has lived and worked in England since 1965. Originally discovered by Eddie Fisher and cast as a late-50s teen idol under his real name, he formed The Walker Brothers in the early ’60s and performed Phil Spector-influenced ballads. In 1967 the band broke up and Scott (taking the band’s name for his own) began a solo career. His heavily orchestrated versions of songs by Jacques Brel and others, delivered in a crooning style, became immensely popular in Britain and continental Europe. Since the 1970s his output has been sporadic, first touching on country and MOR sounds, then briefly rejoining The Walker Brothers, before heading off into experimental music, yet continuing critical respect to the present day.

His albums “Tilt”, The Drift” and “Bish Bosch” differ a lot from his earlier work.
His current artistic direction is extremely avant-garde and has been described as the “sound of nightmares”.

His musical evolution is examined in the acclaimed documentary film “Scott Walker - 30 Century Man” in which Walker gives a very candid interview about his creative process and allows access into the meat-punching and box-bashing recording sessions for 2006’s “The Drift.”

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  • trompaunenmusik

    no the correct length is supposed to be 9:23 - but I have also only the short version -.-

    Yesterday 7:05pm Reply
  • nyenyere666

    is lullaby supposed to end abruptly at 6:35?

    Yesterday 3:50pm Reply
  • TangledInPurple

    WHERE

    11 Sep 9:55am Reply
  • TheartoFbreaKng

    Oh fuck yes the hybrid collab w/ Sunn O))) has leaked and it is incredible

    10 Sep 11:40pm Reply
  • dr_bun

    Tilt is such a masterpiece, lemon bloody cola

    31 Aug 12:53pm Reply
  • helvettt

    Look, I have an opinion on the new album and it is not even out yet.

    30 Aug 10:33pm Reply
  • Issa-Void

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UwSveFnWzhI This is incredible

    21 Aug 2:45pm Reply
  • spacemangraig

    Scott Nooooooo))))

    9 Aug 9:02am Reply
  • RussellChap

    it'll be the drift with riffs

    6 Aug 8:46pm Reply
  • mk741

    Just hope the collab isn't as forgettable as Terrestrials.

    3 Aug 11:27pm Reply
  • s-w-a-n-s-o-n-g

    i was being totally facetious, i actually think the collab is gonna be THE BEST THING EVER. genuinely think it's a perfect match.

    2 Aug 8:19am Reply
  • TangledInPurple

    http://pitchfork.com/news/55864-scott-walker-and-sunn-o-team-for-new-album-soused/

    17 Jul 5:32pm Reply
  • Issa-Void

    I think that if they did Lulu 2 (or better yet a remake of Lulu at 30 bpm with Scott Walker's interpretation of the play) I would probably never listen to anything else ever again. I'd like to think I'm not the only one to have wet-dreams over the concept, but as you say it's probably as likely as Lou Reed bringing out a sequel to Lulu... We all have our fantasies though, eh?

    17 Jul 4:43pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Nor will it be Lulu 2. Scott ain't Grandpa Simpson and Sunn aren't having midlife crises.

    14 Jul 1:39am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    In the end, a Sunn x X collab really depends of the Sunn:Other artist ratio. The recent Ulver collab swung way more toward Ulver. The best time they reached a balance was with Boris, but those two bands are more like minded. Still I am interested in what will come from this new collab. It won't be a cakewalk for sure.

    14 Jul 1:36am Reply
  • Issa-Void

    I know several Sunn O)) fans who've never heard of Scott Walker, but, funnily enough, most Scott Walker fans I know are at least dimly aware of Sunn O))'s output. If that's the case across the board, (not necessarily a fair assumption) then it's of little surprise that Sunn O)) fans are less excited/enraged about the collaboration.

    13 Jul 4:22pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Funny, Scott Walker fans are all over/talking/whinging about the Sunn O)) collab... over on the Sunn O))) page, not a mention...

    13 Jul 7:17am Reply
  • Amrabart

    Scott Walker > Johnnie Walker

    10 Jul 8:56pm Reply
  • yuggoth_spider

    You say that like it's a bad thing.

    9 Jul 8:33am Reply
  • nyenyere666

    sunn o))) is the lady gaga of experimental music

    7 Jul 2:49pm Reply
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