quinta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2011

"Classicaly Tori" - artigo do site marcandrew.ca

Saiu há poucos dias um artigo no site marcandrew.ca (para lê-lo na página de origem, clique aqui), no qual se fala um pouco mais do Night of Hunters, apresentando também trechos de uma entrevista que parecem ter sido retirados da Era Abnormally... (2009). O mais interessante mesmo são alguns detalhes de como a carreira dela estava no interstício entre o Y Kant Tori Read e o Little Earthquakes; segue logo abaixo.

Classicaly Tori

Tori Amos is back to her old ways and is ready to offer up her 12th studio album, Night of Hunters. The new album is a return to this prodigious pianist’s classical roots.

“It’s a 21st century song cycle inspired by classical music themes spanning over 400 years,” Tori stated on her official website.

How times have changed. Tori didn’t always feel confident about producing an album based on the piano and its classical origins. And she certainly didn’t always receive the needed support from her record label.

“I remember when there was a time that the industry was so negative, particularly towards women and the piano,” Tori says in our one-on-one interview.

“Elton and Billy, just to name a few, were able to permeate that kind of closed door, yet female piano players had a really tough time.”

A time so tough, that Tori nearly threw in the towel and called it quits after her band, Y Kant Tori Read, failed miserably at attaining any commercial success.

“After that experience in 1988 I said, ‘I’m leaving. Get me off the label,’” Tori recounts.

“The president of Atlantic Records, Doug Morris, said, ‘You’re not leaving, you’re not. You’re staying and if you’re going to write a piano record, then you better write the best piano record ever.’ I looked at him and answered, ‘Alright then, let’s see about that. If you stand behind it, I will be the best that I can be.’” That record came to be the internationally acclaimed, groundbreaking Little Earthquakes.

Nineteen years later Night of Hunters revisits Tori’s musical upbringing and conjures her initial inspiration: ruptured relationships and personal struggle with sexuality.

“The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. She goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter. One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us,” the singer posted online.

According to Tori, the source of these inner conflicts with sexuality hasn’t changed, that being organized religion.

“Once religion stepped in, those in authority have shamed and planted seeds, particularly with women, and divided sexuality from spirituality,” Tori explains.

“To me, the greatest sin is, and has been for hundreds of years, the dividing and conquering of the woman’s psyche. Challenging this has sort of become my life’s work.”

Since her solo debut in 1992, Tori’s been testing God, patriarchy and ex boyfriends. Night of Hunters is no exception and in September she brings it all around again with the album release and an international tour.

“Traveling the world, I see that this is something that comes up all the time, wherever women are from. They can be from France or they can be from LA,” Tori continues. “You know, the French may have better style, but it doesn’t mean they don’t have the same problems. And their problem is when they walk into a sexual encounter, they have to enter some top shelf porno picture of themselves in order to have it hot.”

“Not having erotic spirituality,” Tori adds. “This would have to be the greatest sin of all.”

Not checking out this legend’s forthcoming album, well, you might burn in hell for that too.

Night of Hunters is scheduled to be released on the world renowned classical music label, Deutsche Grammophon, in September.

Fonte: Feel The Word Forum

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