CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN & ANDREW POPPY
There (there) TTCD 001
Delicate reinterpretations ranging from Elvis to Radiohead
This project initially started when Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore asked German electronica icon Claudia Brücken to perform some songs at a party. She set to work with Andrew Poppy —
It may just be Claudia on vocals but Another Language really is a series of duets —
This is an album of firsts — Poppy’s first long-form pop project (despite intermittent projects with the likes of The The and Psychic TV), the first time Brücken has sung more than a line or two in her native tongue (like the tender Die Nebensonnen), and the first time these songs have been reinterpreted in such a simple way. It’s a sensitive set that’s sequenced exactly like a concert, in which Elvis’ Wooden Heart (one of the first records Poppy ever heard on the radio as a child) makes a touching, almost ambient finale.