Various – Whatever Gets You through the Night

Whatever Gets You through the Night was created by Cora Bissett with Swimmer One and David Greig, and produced by The Arches, with Vital Spark funding from Creative Scotland. It’s an ambitious new multimedia project featuring new words and music by a variety of musicians, performers and artists. It exists in four forms: a theatre show directed by Bissett, premiered at the Arches in Glasgow from 26-29 June 2012; a feature film directed by Daniel Warren, premiered at Summerhall in Edinburgh on 23 August 2012 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; this compilation album, released on Biphonic Records; and a book designed by Studio LR.

All of the above were created from the same raw material; new work by over two dozen of Scotland's most distinctive writers and musicians, all of whom were invited to create something inspired by the hours between midnight and 4am. From a heartfelt goodbye on the shore of Loch Lomond to an encounter in a late night Aberdeen taxi queue, we meet lost souls, party animals and dreamers, in a snapshot of an entire nation at its most vulnerable and revealing.

Wounded Knee and Bigg Taj’s “Live at the Bongo Club” is all voice driven, like beat boxing but better, making you feel like you’re in a club, while other tracks, Bissett’s “If You Dance with the Devil” and Emma Pollock’s “Dark Skies” are beautiful acoustic arrangements with voices that make your hairs stand on end. The resultant record is an eclectic mix with a thoughtful concept; well worth a listen.

Release: 5th November 2012, Biphonic Records

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