King Midas Sound’s favourite spoken word pieces

King Midas Sound's favourite spoken word pieces Spoken word performance is integral to the ethos and understanding of King Midas’ sound. This is a selection of what the band consider to be some of the best ever spoken word pieces chosen by poet, singer, and spoken word artist Roger Robinson.

Carl Hancock Rux- Red Velvet Dress

Mike Ladd – For All Those Killed By The Cops

Saul Williams -Coded Language

Anthony Joseph -She’s like the Sea

Sekou Sundiata- Shout Out

Linton Kwesi Johnson-Making History

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Brian Eno returns to the drums between the bells

Brian Eno returns to the drums between the bells Brian Eno and Rick Holland‘s album from earlier this year – The Drums Between the Bells – was a unique experiment looking at the craft of poetry and songwriting through the prism of contemporary electronic music. With music composed by Eno and Holland’s words performed by a kaleidoscopic cast of amateurs and professional singers, it was a patchy but nonetheless valiant experiment. Now a series of recordings that didn’t make it on to the album are being released as a companion EP called ‘Panic of Looking’. Due to be released in November on Warp, there are a further six tracks to enjoy. Stream the title track below.

1. In the Future
2. Not a Story
3. Panic of Looking
4. If these Footsteps
5. Watch a single swallow in a thermal sky, and try to fit its motion, or figure why it Flies
6. West Bay

Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland – panic of looking by Warp Records

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