Tallulah Rendall's new album comes packaged with a gigantic hardback book. The book features pictures of a series of works of art inspired by her music. There's a good deal of impressionistic painting, some elaborate jewellery, a short experimental play featuring Patti Smith ('Patti: 'Seize the sea of possibilities'. Man: 'Surf it'. Patti: 'Surfeit of what?'), and what can best be described as avant-garde pole dancing ('Amy danced for eleven hours straight. She danced en pointe, from her lyra (hoop), on the pole, suspended in silks that hung from the ceiling, and finally by a lake'). All of this is tremendously absurd, and rather admirable because of it: face it, if Radiohead had commissioned something similar we'd be falling over ourselves to praise their reinvention of the album format.
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