23 Dec Kristin Hersh…Confessions, Lyrics & Nostalgia by Iman Kakai-Lazell
We are extremely blown-away, to announce the release of the next in the Confessions series..! Kristin Hersh…Confessions, Lyrics & Nostalgia
This is the 6th in a series of custom made, books by Persian artist, Iman Kakai-Lazell – featuring icons of arts & entertainment in a way never, before seen…
Working closely with Kristin, the 200 page book features, collages, rare photos, manipulated with original lyrics & confessions and features addition contributions from critically acclaimed artists & photographers, such as…
KEVIN CUMMINS, TOM SHEEHAN, PETER MELEKAS, ROBERT DREWS, JAMES HUTTON, ALEX ECKMAN LAWN, DJANGO NOKES, to name a few…
Each release is extremely limited and will never be repressed…
Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you the musical genius that is Kristin Hersh…
“A FEARLESS ROCK INNOVATOR” – NEW YORK TIMES
“FEW ARTISTS UNDERSTAND THE INTENSITY OF LIVING ONE’S ART LIKE HERSH” – THE GUARDIAN
“KRISTIN HERSH IS A MUSICAL GENIUS.” – HUFFINGTON POST
“KRISTIN HERSH’S TOUGH, INSTINCTIVE WAIL, HAS BEEN ONE OF THE GREATEST SOUNDS IN AMERICAN UNDERGROUND ROCK FOR DECADES” – STEREOGUM
“ONE OF INDIE ROCKS MOST FASCINATING FIGURES” THE GUARDIAN
Over the last three decades, Kristin Hersh’s prolific career has seen her heralded queen of the alternative release, fronting bands ‘Throwing Muses’ and ’50FOOTWAVE’
She retuned this year with a new solo record ‘Clear Pond Road’ … the album is a cinematic road trip; a series of personal vignettes from a fiercely independent auteur, plush with layers of atonal, edgy-dreamy strings and mellotron.
It’s a watershed moment in a career overflowing with creative firsts and inspirational thinking, an elegant piece of personal reportage. It’s a sensuous, life-affirming statement, a very personal memoir; it’s the a blossoming of a true icon of independence.
Hersh has released over 20 solo records, with Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE to date. She is the author of an acclaimed memoir — based on her teenage diary — about a particularly eventful year, titled “Rat Girl” (‘Paradoxical Undressing’ in the UK), which was named #8 on Rolling Stone’s “25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of all time.” She later released her albums ‘Crooked’ (2010), ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace’ (2016) and Throwing Muses’ ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ (2013) as groundbreaking books of music, artwork, essays and lyrics.
NPR Books said of Hersh’s latest work, ‘Don’t Suck, Don’t Die’ about her friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, “Not only one of the best books of the year, it’s one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written.”
Previously, the juxtaposition of light and dark has been essential to the drama of Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave, but this new record is something of a departure: more inward looking. Produced and performed by Hersh, ‘Clear Pond Road’ is quieter yet more outspoken, its inventive musical logic underpinned by the ambience of field recordings.
“Passion sounds less angry here, more grateful, I think,” Kristin says, “sweeter, sadder, and somehow no less alive. Honestly? It’s a love story and its erratic heart rate reflects this. As textured and raunchy as real life songs like these can get, the sonic vocabulary is delicate, so I had to respect that and keep it grounded with car engines and rain in New England, then whistling ducks and wind chimes in New Orleans. Which sounds wistful, like a blurry photograph.”
Kristin has just finished a three month solo tour to across the UK and Ireland before heading to Australia and New Zealand.
from the creator…
“in these series of confessions, lines and lyrics – desires come through in a form of dreams, events and more… the individual is able to express themselves in a way they haven’t been able to… and more importantly for me to add my interpretation to each piece… i hope you love reading these as much as i have creating them… no 6. ~ I’m extremely proud to announce my new book with a fearless rock innovator… Kristin Hersh
Iman Kakai-Lazell was born in Iran and moved to London, England at an early age, she studied at central St Martins – Spatial Design and Chelsea College of arts, specialising in Public Art.
Iman has had many exhibitions in New York & London, with a yearly solo residence at the baltic in borough – 2010-2016 – continuing till date in Amsterdam, London, Paris and New York – alongside her new home in the lakes.