:: Theo Bleckmann
Hello Earth! – The Music of Kate Bush

Theo Bleckmann [vocals, live electronic voice processing, toy piano, glockenspiel, caxixi]
Henry Hey [piano, minimoog synthesizer, fender rhodes piano, prepared harpsichord, voice]
Skúli Sverrisson [electric bass, voice]
Caleb Burhans [electric five string violin, electric guitar, voice]
John Hollenbeck [drums, percussion, crotales, voice]

Winter & Winter 910 183-2 [1 CD]

[winter and winter]

After tackling American composer Charles Ives and receiving a Grammy nomination for it and after releasing »refuge trio«, which has been awarded with an ECHO Jazz, and a solo album, Theo Bleckmann now takes on the outstanding songbook of British pop recluse Kate Bush.

Theo Bleckmann in top 10 Jazz Albums of 2012 : Best Music Of 2012 : [NPR]

The music club, 2012
Two of this year’s great vocal fusions came from tireless multitaskers. Dave Douglas released an expansive, beautiful set of folk hymns with bluegrass singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan. And Theo Bleckmann, a jazz and new music singer mentored by some visionary, fusion-minded women (Meredith Monk, Sheila Jordan) made a remarkable album consisting entirely of Kate Bush covers. What might have been camp—that aesthetic evergreen we’ve been discussing—aimed for something purer and no less splendorous (like another great gender-flipping, if not-so-jazzy cover, Antony’s take on Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”).

The Boston Phoenix
Head turners: jazz acts of 2012
Theo Bleckmann :: The German-born visionary singer took on the daunting task of reinterpreting Kate Bush with his album Hello Earth! (Winter & Winter) and played a great show at the Regattabar in June (with apologies to those expecting faithful covers). Would Kate have had it any other way?
[Boston Phoenix]