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Diamanda Galás (1988)

Interview by Mark Sinker, Rock's Backpages audio, Fall 1988

La Galás talks about the impact of the AIDS crisis on her work; her latest album You Must Be Certain Of The Devil; the motivation for her work; how it informs the format of her current show; her concern for mortality. She also talks about her voice, on training it to become "the perfect machine"; her admiration for Gore Vidal; her fear of plane crashes; English free improvisers like Derek Bailey and Evan Parker; on San Diego and Berlin, and a whole lot more.

File format: mp3; file size: 130.8mb, interview length: 2h 16' 15" sound quality: *** (background noise)

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Diamanda Galás: Diamanda Galás (Metalanguage)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1 December 1984

PEOPLE KEEP bursting in looking pained, which must have something to do with this record. Admittedly at a distance it could be mistaken for a ...

Diamanda Galás' Dark Voices

Interview by Mark Dery, Elle, October 1988

WHEN DIAMANDA Galás opens her mouth, dark things come flapping out in a pandemonium of caws, screeches, and beating wings. "I feel as if I'm ...

Diamanda Galás: The Demon Diva

Interview by Mark Sinker, Melody Maker, 7 January 1989

As the AIDS epidemic spreads and all pop can do is turn a blind eye, Diamanda Galas is the only singer left to stand and ...

Diamanda Galás: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 14 January 1989

DIAMANDA GALAS' AIDS trilogy Masque Of The Red Death draws a mixed bunch to the Queen Elizabeth Hall on New Year's Day — 50 per ...

Sometimes Words Are Not Enough: Diamanda Galás: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 14 January 1989

SELF-CENSORSHIP destroys our richest dreams before they're executed. Just as redneck hysteria is the last refuge of the foul-mouthed scoundrel, so does restraint cast doubts ...

Diamanda Galás: Palace Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 20 April 1992

Intensity, Thy Name Is Diamanda Galás ...

Diamanda Galas: Hymns Of Empathy

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, August 1992

IF MARIA Calas had sizzled at the stake, she might have sung 'The Litanies of Satan', by Diamanda Galas, as her final, fiery aria. ...

Diamanda Galás and John Paul Jones: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 4 November 1994

Monster mosh ...

Diamanda Galás: Malediction And Prayer (Mute) **½

Review by Ben Myers, Melody Maker, 2 May 1998

WITH A voice akin to Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf and Shirley Bassey, yet with a distinctly goth-baroque slant, Galás is something of a unique entity. ...

Diamanda Galas: Concert For The Damned

Live Review by Mike Barnes, The Wire, July 1998

DIAMANDA GALAS has various modes of presentation, none of them easy. She has staged her AIDS trilogy as a multivoiced one-woman opera; she's sung her ...

Diamanda Galás: Through Galás Darkly

Profile and Interview by Peter Murphy, Hot Press, November 2003

AUTUMN SPAWNED a monster. Aileen Wuornos, dubbed "America's first female serial killer" by the US media, was executed on October 9, 2002. In the aftermath, ...

Diamanda Galás Prepares To Perform A New Defixiones

Profile and Interview by Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix, 2 September 2005

DIAMANDA GALÁS has had a talent for plucking beauty from the maw of horror for more than 20 years – right from her first solo ...

Diamanda Galás: Devil Woman

Interview by Luke Turner, Dazed & Confused, March 2008

Diamanda Galás has been shouting down society's hypocritical moralists for over 30 years. Here, she explains how HIV/Aids, Catholicism and injustice inspired a lifelong crusade ...

Diamanda Galás: "My performance is catharsis"

Interview by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 10 April 2009

Death, disease, loss and exile — Diamanda Galás covers it all. Ian Gittins meets an extraordinary singer who is still fighting injustice ...


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