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Blank Project (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about Blank Project (Deluxe Edition) by Neneh Cherry. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:54:45 minutes.

Artist: Neneh Cherry
Release date: 2014
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:54:45
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No. Title Length
1. Across the Water 3:28
2. Blank Project 4:04
3. Naked 3:57
4. Spit Three Times 4:18
5. Weightless 5:46
6. Cynical 4:10
7. 422 5:20
8. Out of the Black (feat. Robyn) 5:15
9. Dossier 5:11
10. Everything 7:20
11. Everything (Villalobos & Loderbauer: Vilod High Blood Pressure Mix) 10:19
12. Spit Three Times (DJ Spinn Remix) 3:16
13. Out of the Black (Joe Goddard Extended Version) [feat. Robyn] 7:40
14. Everything (Loco Dice Remix) 9:39
15. 422 (Matt Karmil Remix) 8:26
16. Everything (Cooly G Remix) 4:06
17. Spit Three Times (Marlon Hoffstadt & Hrrsn Remix) 7:17
18. Out of the Black (Bouvet Long Version) [feat. Robyn] 8:03
19. Spit Three Times (Silvio & Itchy Back of the Moon Remix) 7:10



Compared to Neneh Cherry's three proper solo albums, the last of which was released in 1996, Blank Project is from another dimension. It's in line with her post-punk roots in the Slits, Rip Rig + Panic, New Age Steppers, and Float Up CP and, to a lesser extent, her 2000s output with family affair cirKus. Blank Project is also something of a continuation of The Cherry Thing, a 2012 album on which she was backed by the Thing — a Scandinavian jazz trio inspired by her stepfather Don Cherry. Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, remixed that collaboration's cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream," and he produced these songs, with instrumentation from by RocketNumberNine's Ben and Tom Page. Cherry co-wrote all the material with varying combinations of writers, including the Pages, longtime creative partner and husband BoogaBear, the late Cole Williams, Paul Simm, and Hebden. Recorded briskly in five days, the album begins with a chill in the form of "Across the Water," where sparse, crawling percussion accompanies Cherry as she grieves, "Since mother's gone, it always seems to rain" and "My fear's for my daughters." The title track then propels the album into the first of several stark pieces that involve the Pages' hurtling drums and protrusive synthesizers. Their work suits baleful and agitated words that have sharpness even when Cherry delivers them with sweetness. Nervous energy — taut and circular drum patterns, singsongy vocal projections, raw barbs — rarely recedes. When it does, as on "Spit Three Times" and "422," the results are just as penetrating. In the former, Cherry casually flicks "You're addicted to me/Leave me alone" and then, seconds later, trails off with "I'm addicted to you." The latter is one of the bleakest and most moving moments in Cherry's career, if only for "Thoughts that curl up your toes/All the b******t that gets up your nose." Friend Robyn joins in on "Out of the Black," but the mood hardly lifts, with imagery of tied hands, mourners, and wolf packs over steady drums and tremulous synthesizers. From front to back, Blank Project is riveting uneasy listening. [In December 2014, a two-disc edition was released with the original album on the first disc and a set of remixes (by the likes of Villalobos & Loderbauer, Loco Dice, and Cooly G) on the second disc.]