I won’t belabor the point, sharing link to a New York Times story on Diamanda Galas coz I figger y’all ARE her target demo. If I err, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. But she is releasing a new jawn and re-releasing earlier works full of her fully-inhabited voicings of a range of excruciating human suffering. Excerpt:
“In album after album, performance after performance, she has screeched for those left voiceless by physical infirmity, totalitarianism, mental illness, incarceration, sexual violence, exile, right up to what she calls ‘the genocide of the old’ that’s been wrought by the coronavirus pandemic — though she’s never spouted the popular slogans about the fashionable issues of the day. Her next record, ‘Broken Gargoyles,’ coming in August, takes as its inspiration the disfigured German soldiers who were ostracized in the wake of World War I.
“’I’m really addressing the same thing over and over again,’ she said, draped in black, her eye makeup vivid, sitting on her sofa. ‘The issue of a person who is isolated from society — either through choice or through necessity, through a sort of legal structure.’”
Brief passage from new album here: https://diamandagalas.bandcamp.com/album/broken-gargoyles.
Read the whole jawn; ENJOY!