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Josef Salvat - modern anxiety (2020)

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by jmmc13, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. I'd love to be proved wrong but I fear there's not even going to be an LP2 in the foreseeable future.
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  2. Sounded some time ago like the record was almost done, but it’s been total silence ever since. Shame, he’s got a really interesting voice and I still love the debut album.
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  3. Such a nice surprise! I hope this means he's (almost) ready to kick off a new era.

    Edit - Oops, it’s been out for a few months now. Well, that’s as close as we’ll get to LP2 for now, I guess.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
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  4. I'll listen to those in a bit.

    His own songs are genuinely very good. I never understood the hoo-ha over his "Diamonds" cover.

    He had everything in him to be a bit of a male Lana or Marina - albeit a little late to the party. Leaving it longer and longer doesn't seem likely to benefit him.

    Male Marina or Lana with a bit of Active Child and Sufjan thrown in. It's melancholy gay pop bop heaven, basically.
  5. He's so painfully underrated. So many great tracks on his debut, he truly deserved to be the next Big Pop Boy, not that ginger busker. Sorry for the bump, just sending energy into space, awaiting his return.
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  6. The two new songs are fantastic, especially Home. Hopefully we'll see some album news sooner rather than later!
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  7. Wait, he has new songs out but only went online to clean up his Instagram a bit and never even mentioned these Moomin tracks or shown any sign of life otherwise? I... fear the worst. (For his career, I mean.)
  8. He's back on the socials, is he coming?
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  10. Looks like his Night Time My Time is coming. Can’t wait for the uncropped cover!
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  11. Door my ass.
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  13. My god. I've always said it, but god damn i'd ride that man into battle.
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  15. In case you didn't sign up to his newsletter:

    Hi friends,

    As I write I am sitting on a plane heading back to my motherland (Australia) where I’ll be for a week or so. Not sure exactly when I sent the last mailer, but it was definitely too long ago. I imagine a lot must have changed for all of us.

    Music is coming. So I wanted to take a moment before that to give you a ‘Previously on Josef Salvat’ bit.

    I’m gonna do this in two instalments. This is the first. If you read and have questions/want more info (or less) please tell me at the Twitter or at the Instagram as I get ever so lonely sometimes.

    CAPITULO 1: 2016/2017

    Let’s rewind back to 2016. Night Swim had just been released. I was and am proud of Night Swim. I loved touring it and all the people I met through it, the weird and wonderful experiences it brought into my life.

    But something funny happens when you make something, let it out into the world and then look at it again. Your perspective shifts and some things you loved about that thing you made, you now hate and vice versa. It was too clean, too beautiful, too nostalgic. I wanted grit and messiness. I found myself having many realisations and asking many questions. Do I make art or just write songs? Are songs art? Art is political! What are my politics? Have I thought about it enough? Am I thinking about it too much?! Am I a wanker? etc...

    It was a year of ‘serious questions’ that took the next three years to answer.

    So in September 2016, like the big ol’ cliche I am, I put my belongings in storage, shaved my head and moved to Berlin. The idea was to live at the edge of my comfort zone, grow as an ‘artist’ and juice the best out of my youth cause my 20s were feeling numbered.
    Serious in 2016
    The first 4 months were utterly gorgeous. The city kept giving me little presents. I had a sweet little flat to myself, managed to rescue a piano from a bar down the road, practiced celibacy but then fell in love for a second, so gave that up, studied tarot, dabbled in hallucinogens and journaled about it, and had intense conversations about things that ‘matter’ in bars you could smoke in. Then at about 1am on 1 January 2017 I was randomly beaten up in the street on my way to a party by some guy who looked like he made love to his computer but otherwise appeared completely normal.
    Little Piano in Little Flat
    Favourite Bench
    Suddenly Berlin became a terrible place full of anger and hopelessness. I fell out of love (or more accurately, got dumped) and went sadly back to celibacy. I lost any passion I had for tarot. I started getting inexplicably turned away from Berghain... I felt judgmental and nasty and unhappy with myself. It seemed that apart from a hefty concussion, computer boy had gifted me with some sort of hateful juju he had been carrying around.

    I started behaving aggressively and self destructively in a totally out of character way. Memorable examples are: a man in a white Mercedes beeped at me because I was crossing too slowly and I tenderised his bonnet like a steak. Another time I I ran around town abusively accusing all my friends of taking the (now) ex’s side, and then stopped talking to them altogether (leaving me friendless and shamefaced for the rest of the summer - thank god for my phone). Beer is literally cheaper than bottled water in Germany…
    Momentarily Fallen
    Serious in 2017
    There were other moments like this that I have filed away somewhere and can’t find. Anyway. I left Berlin exactly a year after I got there taking with me with some interesting stories, a beautiful little piano, the title for my next album and (although I didn’t know it then) its first two singles. So it was worth it.
    Planning Art
    This was the end of 2017 and a whole new phase of things was about to begin, which I'll save for the next newsletter.

    Hope you're all going well. Feel free to send me updates on your life since 2016 if you'd like.

    With Love,
    Josef x
  16. Sad/lovely insight there. I need to relisten to the first album, I enjoyed it a fair amount at the time but mostly forget about it.
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  17. First thought:
    Which Tim Tales is this?

    Second thought:
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  18. Modern Anxiety coming tomorrow Wednesday!

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
  19. 'Paradise' came on today while cleaning my room, forgot how great the song is, a tuuuuuune!
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