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Sacred Bones announces more unreleased music from Alan Vega

Sacred Bones Records has announced that next month it’ll be releasing more posthumous music from Alan Vega. Following the release of the Suicide musician’s ‘Mutator’ album last year, the Vega Vault is now gearing up to put out two previously unreleased tracks: ‘Invasion’ and ‘Murder One’, which are both set to arrive on Feb 25.
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No Album Left Behind: Alan Vega Revels in Gritty Atmospherics on Mutator

The hard truth is, no matter how many albums we review each year, there are always countless releases that end up overlooked. That’s why, this month, we’re bringing back our No Album Left Behind series, in which the Paste Music team has the chance to circle back to their favorite underrated records of 2021 and sing their praises.
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Another “lost” Alan Vega album on the way (listen to “Nothing Left”)

The Alan Vega archives already gave us one album's worth of unreleased material, Mutator, this year, and another is on the way. Alan Vega After Dark dates from a one single-night 2015 session with Ben Vaughn (who, along with Alex Chilton, played on 1996's Cubist Blues), Barb Dwyer and Palmyra Delran, all of whom played in Pink Slip Daddy. “We would start playing, and Alan would wait a little bit,” says Vaughn, noting Vega would eventually take to the microphone. “Some of the stuff he comes up with, it’s really unbelievable."
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Alan Vega : Mutator

Few bands since Suicide have been able to pull off so much with so little. On their 1977 debut album, keyboardist Martin Rev and Alan Vega made nightmares out of mere sketches of American dreams, making ’50s-style rock ‘n’ roll sound like a proper haunting or turning the sad fates of Springsteenian characters into something much more violent and terrifying (a tribute that The Boss would repay five years later). And they did it all with just vocals and a lone organ with drum machine—”the instrument”—that reconceptualized what punk sounded like without abandoning its principles or even casting off its seediest, scuzziest aesthetic. None of the bands that Suicide shared the stage with in New York in the ’70s proved as adept at making something so accessibly unsettling.
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Alan Vega, “Mutator”

Like with a dirge, there’s a heaviness that accompanies posthumous releases, lending urgency to the work whose creator died in the process of bringing their artistic vision to life. Art is timeless, destined to outlive the artist, and yet there’s a weight that accompanies a release after the creator departs. Mutator, a posthumous release by punk icon Alan Vega, arrives nearly five years after his death, but the album strikes a tone that’s more hopeful than elegiac.
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Alan Vega – ‘Mutator’ review: uncompromising art from an old master

The shock of the new often blinds us for decades, and so it was with Suicide. So joltingly pivotal and influential was their self-titled 1977 debut album – melting Can’s krautrock into minimalist NYC art rock to become a cornerstone of post-punk, industrial rock and synth-pop – that their subsequent albums, and singer Alan Vega’s plentiful solo work, were somewhat lost in the blaze of noise it inspired. Indeed, Vega was particularly productive alongside his wife and collaborator Liz Lamere in the ‘90s, when he raced so frantically with ideas and inspirations that he’d already moved on to another project before ‘Mutator’, recorded at his NYC studio between 1995 and ’96, was even finished.
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New Alan Vega single ‘Filthy’ shared from Suicide singer’s long-lost solo album

A new song has been shared from Alan Vega‘s forthcoming posthumous solo album – listen to ‘Filthy’ below. ‘Filthy’ appears on ‘Mutator’, the late Suicide singer’s long-lost album that arrives via Sacred Bones later this month (April 23). The forthcoming album was first previewed back in February with the single...
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Alan Vega – “Filthy”

According to Artaud, this song marked the beginning of the Mutator excavation project:. “Filthy” was the first song Liz and I started to mix on Mutator. It set into motion how to work on and produce the rest of the album. Sonically speaking, Alan never lost his edge with age. He kept his intensity and incessant drive for endless experimentation. Alan’s process was more like a visual artist working in sound rather than a traditional musician going into the studio to make records. At the heart of it all, Alan was a poet. His lyrics always hit hard and he was always pushing forward, trailblazing onto the next idea of his vision.
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Alan Vega album announced, video released

A new album by Suicide’s Alan Vega is going to be released. The album is called Mutator and will be out April 23 via Scared Bones Records. Mutator was recorded between 1995-1996. The album is the first of a series of releases of previously unreleased material. A video has been released for “Nike Soldier”. The video was directed by Jacqueline Castel. Alan Vega passed away in 2016. His album IT was released posthumously in 2017. Check out the video below.
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