The Wall Street Journal is premiering a video for the new Daniel Lanois track “Deconstruction” from the renowned musician-producer and sonic explorer’s forthcoming album Goodbye To Language which arrives September 9th.
“Deconstruction” and the accompanying visual montage of beautifully unorthodox images and angles, perfectly evokes intensely emotional and abstract soundscape of the song.
Watch the video directed by Lanois and filmed by Adam Vollick here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/08/18/watch-daniel-lanoiss-trippy-deconstruction-video-exclusive/
Goodbye to Language is a deeply expressive work that recalls Lanois’ early work with Brian Eno - who recently called Lanois “Just about the most musical person I've ever met” - as well as the sounds with which Lanois shaped albums like Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind, U2’s pivotal Achtung Baby, and works by Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris and others, as well Lanois’ own last album Flesh And Machine.
Goodbye To Language was constructed entirely from the sounds of the pedal steel guitar, Daniel on the pedal steel and his mate Rocco Deluca on the lap steel with compositional rigour that recalls the 20th century dreamscapes of Ravel and Debussy merged with a sense of sonic futurism.
Early Critical Acclaim For Goodbye to Language:
“Goodbye to Language is a deeply beautiful record that redefines the word meditative and shimmers with breathtaking passages of unhurried, received music… Lanois’ records are always a fascinating integration of technology, aesthetics and feel. Goodbye to Language is a slowly evolving and subdued affair where this cycle of compositions is like an introspective suite with a quiet sense of drama. It is seemingly simple but it's utterly gripping.” - AllAboutJazz.com
“A beautiful, beautiful record.” - NPR All Songs Considered
“The good news is that it’s the Daniel Lanois album that many Daniel Lanois admirers have long been waiting for, one that reflects his early production work with Brian Eno (notably On Land and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks), and nuances heard later as grace notes and sympathetic background ambience amid the productions he developed for Michael Brook, Jon Hassell, U2, and Bob Dylan, among others, not to mention his own film scores, such as the lilting Sling Blade music. Goodbye to Language is a self-contained whole, consistent but certainly far from samey. And the consistency is deep in the ambient zone, a mix of pedal steel and rich effects, a swampy murk full of echoes and glitches, warm swells and gentle atmospheres.” - Disquiet.com