Details about the new Robert Wyatt album “Comicopera” have been released.
The former Soft Machine member and revered musician has finished recording and self-producing the follow-up to his Mercury Music Prize nominated “Cuckooland” and it features several guest artists across it’s three ‘acts.’
Paul Weller, Brian Eno and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera all appear on the new record, and Wyatt says he was aiming to capture the sound of the group together.
He says: “Music isn’t just an abstract pleasure, it is a company, when you play a record. Why I like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, the Big Bands -is because every character in the band is identifiable as that person – there’s this group of humans in a room.”
“Comicopera” is divided into three acts- ‘Lost In Noise’, ‘The Here And The Now’, and ‘Away With The Fairies’.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
Act One: Lost In Noise
1 Stay Tunes
2 Just As You Are
3 You You
Act Two: The Here And The Now
6 A Beautiful Peace
7 Be Serious
8 On The Town Square
9 Mob Rule
10 A Beautiful War
11 Out of The Blue
Act Three: Away With The Fairies
12 Del Mondo
13 Cancion de Julieta
16 Hasta Siempre
The album is released through Domino on October 8.