Purple TV presents Killer Road by Soundwalk Collective, Patti Smith and Jesse Paris. Killer Road is a sound exploration of the tragic death of Nico, Velvet Underground vocalist and 60s icon, while riding her bike on the island of Ibiza in the summer of 1988. A hypnotic meditation on the idea of perpetual motion and the cycle of life and death, the composition features Patti Smith lending her unique voice to the last poems written by the artist. Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith use a travel log of field recordings, harmonics, and samples of Nico's signature instrument, the harmonium, to create a magnetic soundscape. more info
Soundwalk Collective performs Killer Road live at Volksbühne in Berlin, on October 26th 2014, with Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith, live visuals by Tina Frank. Filmed and edited by Barbara Klein.