The vocalist and composer readies her first new material since 2008's Guilty, Guilty, Guilty
Diamanda Galás has announced the release of two new albums on 24 March. All The Way will feature reworks of jazz and traditional compositions including BB King's “The Thrill Is Gone“ and a solo piano interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” while In Concert At Saint Thomas The Apostle Harlem is a live album taken from her 2016 church performance at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York – a performance that consisted of Galás performing a collection of death songs in Italian, German, French and Greek. The recording also features poems by Cesare Pavese and Ferdinand Freiligrath, and renditions of Jacques Brel’s “Fernand” and “Amsterdam”, and Albert Ayler’s “Angels”.
Listen to “All The Way” and “O Death” from All The Way:
In recent years Galás has been working throughout Europe on projects such as the performance piece Das Fieberspital. She collaborated with filmmaker Davide Pepe on the film work Schrei 27 in 2010 and headlined Rituals For The Blind Dead at Roadburn 2016.