Vincent Gallo - When album
When is a studio album by Vincent Gallo, released on Warp in 2001. It peaked at number 44 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.
When (CDr, Album, Promo). Well, I supposed you'd get something like Vincent Gallo's When. Given Gallo's occasionally touchy attitude towards criticism of his films, his music veers towards ambient folk. So even if the track has a silly title like "I Wrote This Song for the Girl Paris Hilton," it takes a loop-based jazz line and eases it into your consciousness. His humming and fragile lyrics on the title track show off his sensitive side - the side that isn't getting a blow-job from Chloe Sevigny, I suppose.
For me, the most gratifying aspect of music is typically the transmission of thoughts, feelings and catharsis. These experiences are predicated on a presumption of sincerity: that any meaning communicated through words, sounds or stories is inspired by honest and truthful realities.
Vincent Gallo : When. Grumpy polymath's elegant debut. Actor, film director, model, artist, musician, g loudmouth and one-time performer in a gay burlesque show, Vincent Gallo has always followed his own uncompromising path. Though Gallo is best known for his film directoral debut, the great ‘Buffalo 66’, he’s been making music since 1975. In the early eighties he formed a band with famed New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; much more recently, he recorded a Lee Hazlewood cover with his rumoured paramour PJ Harvey. None of which has any obvious connection to ‘ When’, a collection of incongruously delicate and wistful songs featuring vaguely jazzy inflections and Gallo’s tremulous tenor. Yet actually working out why this album is good (which it is) is difficult. You won’t be whistling the tunes, and Gallo’s voice, while certainly distinctive, isn’t among the greats.
Of course, it's in this very awkwardness that Gallo's appeal lies. Throughout the album, but on "Honey Bunny" in particular, Gallo appears to be mocking traditional lovesong lyrics. Later, on "Laura," he repeats the titular figure's name a few dozen times, growing more desperate with each go-round.
Vincent Gallo has created something rare on this album, something you're likely to not hear on any CD that's came out between 2000 and now. His music is surreal, hypnotic, and even beautiful. If you've read a Vincent Gallo interview than you know how into "beautiful" he is. Gallo plays everything on this CD; All the music and all the vocals. He wrote everything on the album, he produced the album. He treats the music like he did his movies, with tender care. While it was a shock the first time I listened to this song to hear Vincent Gallo's singing voice, it fits the music perfectly. 3. My Beautiful White Dog-5/5-It's kind of weird to hear a song written about a dog, this song is great too.
When is a studio album by Vincent Gallo, released on Warp in 2001 Contents. James Keast of Exclaim! described it as "an atypical, eccentric and occasionally atonal exploration of simple sounds and dissonant piano and guitar. Alex Needham of NME said, "Gallo may not be renowned for subtlety in his life, but he’s a master of it in his work
|1||I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton||4:10|
|3||My Beautiful White Dog||4:00|
|9||Yes I'm Lonely||3:51|
|10||A Picture Of Her||6:44|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited
- Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
- Published By – Warp Music
- Recorded At – The University For The Development And Theory Of Magnetic Tape Recorded Music Studios
- Written-By, Performer, Producer – Vincent Gallo
NotesRecorded at The University For The Development And Theory Of Magnetic Tape Recorded Music Studios, Hollywood Hills, California USA during the fall and winter of 2000 and the month of January 2001.
(p) 2001 Warp Records Limited
(c) 2001 Warp Records Limited
Made in England.
Special limited edition with hardbound cover which somewhat emulates old vinyl packaging.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L055
- Matrix / Runout: | WARPCD87 | 1042115 |
- Label Code: LC02070
- ASIN: B00005QDGI
|WARPCD87||Vincent Gallo||When (CD, Album)||Warp Records||WARPCD87||UK||2001|
|WARPCD87||Vincent Gallo||When (CDr, Album, Promo)||Warp Records||WARPCD87||UK||2001|
|WARPCD87||Vincent Gallo||When (CD, Album)||Warp Records||WARPCD87||Europe||2001|
|none||Vincent Gallo||When (CDr, Album, Promo)||Warp Records, Source||none||France||2001|
|BRC45||Vincent Gallo||When (Cass, Album, Promo)||Beat Records||BRC45||Japan||2001|