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Format: 12inch (45rpm)
Label & Cat.Number: Noton N-057
Release Year: 2022
Note: amazing 45rpm 12" => a cover version of DAVID BOWIE's song (recorded 1975, the closing song to the album "Low" from 1977) as a tribute to the people "behind the wall" in East-Berlin, now feat. WILLIAM BASINSKI (saxophone) and MARTIN L: GORE (DEPECHE MODE) on vocals on a beautiful ambient piece ! The B-side holds the instrumental version..
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NOTON is pleased to announce the release of Subterraneans, a collaborative EP featuring Alva Noto, Depeche Modes Martin L. Gore and William Basinskis cover of David Bowies homonymous song.

Recorded in 1975, Subterraneans is the closing song of David Bowies 1977 album Low. The composition was initially intended for the soundtrack to the 1976 science fiction drama film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

This song has a personal meaning to me. It was partly recorded in West Berlin at the Hansa Studio. According to Bowie, Subterraneans refers to the people who remained in East Berlin and lived in East Germany after the wall was built. In 1977 I was twelve years old and among the Subterraneans the song evoked. It still resonates within me, forty-five years after its original release. Carsten Nicolai

A tribute of the three artists to Bowies work, the EP features an instrumental version and an edit by Alva Noto on electronics with Depeche Modes Martin L. Gore on the vocal and William Basinski on the saxophone.

Composed by David Bowie
Cover art designed by Carsten Nicolai
Mastering by Bo @ Calyx

Alva Noto (Electronics)
Martin L. Gore (Vocals)
William Basinski (Saxophone)