September 12, 2022
After first connecting via radio.
Punk icon Iggy Pop and Belgian violinist and composer Catherine Graindorge have collaborated on a new four-track EP, titled The Dictator and released via Glitterbeat.
The pair first connected after Pop played two of Graindorge’s tracks on his BBC Radio 6 Music show.
The violinist followed up with an email asking if Pop would like to work on some music together — something, she says, of a shot to nothing.
“Catherine, I would love to make a track,” came the reply.
The result is a four-track EP, across which Pop lends his gnarled, radio jockey-style monologues to Graindorge’s shimmering strings and atmospheric electronic bedding.
The Dictator is available now from Bandcamp. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. The Dictator
3. Mud II
Photo: Michel Masquelier