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EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite being released at the height of Britain's punk explosion, Low feels like the first post-punk album. Bowie, Brian Eno, and producer Tony Visconti gave the album an alien sound through off-kilter mixing and the liberal use of synthesizers and effects. Split between a side of quirky, tightly wound rock songs ("Always Crashing in the Same Car," the unorthodox but catchy "Sound and Vision") and a suite of mostly instrumental meditations—"Warszawa" is hauntingly cinematic; “Subterraneans” is warmly moody, with free jazz-inspired flourishes—Low is Bowie at his most fearlessly experimental.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite being released at the height of Britain's punk explosion, Low feels like the first post-punk album. Bowie, Brian Eno, and producer Tony Visconti gave the album an alien sound through off-kilter mixing and the liberal use of synthesizers and effects. Split between a side of quirky, tightly wound rock songs ("Always Crashing in the Same Car," the unorthodox but catchy "Sound and Vision") and a suite of mostly instrumental meditations—"Warszawa" is hauntingly cinematic; “Subterraneans” is warmly moody, with free jazz-inspired flourishes—Low is Bowie at his most fearlessly experimental.

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About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • BORN
    Jan 8, 1947

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