LOOK AT THIS! Outsider posts haunting ode to Mother’s Day
A melancholy nod to Mother’s Day – “Can a boy forget his mother”
A melancholy ode to the desire to Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project) and Mike Lindsay (Tunng) from ‘Outsider’, the mind-boggling concept album inspired by famous outsider artist Henry Darger.
This Mothers Day 14e March, Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay release a special video for the next track from their critically acclaimed ‘Outsider’ album featuring Adam glover and special guest Hannah peel – ‘Can a boy forget his mother?
Discover the superb atmospheric video, which we broadcast exclusively. It tells the story of Henry Darger’s life of longing for his mother. As a child, he had a lonely and traumatic childhood. When his parents died, he was institutionalized, and the video tells the true story of Darger’s escape from his orphanage in Chicago. Darger’s mother is deceased, so it’s a bittersweet, weird and wonderful tribute and the song is beautiful!
Philippe Cohen Solal said “’Can a boy forget his mother?’ is undoubtedly the most personal of Henry Darger’s texts. He speaks directly to his own mother, whom he lost at the age of four. This never-filled absence is at the heart of the immense work of this American outsider artist. The moving black and white video, created by Pascal Gary (alias Phormazero) poetically sublimates the mother figure – in what is essential in the eyes, sad or happy, of a child.
Outsider was created with unprecedented access to the Darger Estate and is a unique concept album of lush and twisted 1950s / 60s Americana with vintage instrumentation, which simply transports you to scenic realms. There are three superb videos songs from the album ‘Who will follow Angelinia?, “Bring them”,and “Scatter the Fierce Foeman” featuring stunning illustrated animations inspired by Darger’s art and featuring his fictional characters The Vivian Girls.
Henry Darger is to America, what William Blake is to the United Kingdom, he has also been described as the 20e Van Gogh century, he has been the subject of films and documentaries, his work is exhibited around the world and changes hands for nearly a million, and has admirers like Chapman Brothers, Nick Cave, David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens and Devendra Banhart.
Outsider by Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay is now available on ¡Ya Basta! Recordings http://smarturl.it/outsiderdarger
Foreign official website – http://outsideronline.co