Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Brian Eno & More Contribute Remixes On Soundwalk Collective With Patti Smith’s Deluxe Box Release Of ‘The Perfect Vision’

Article Contributed by Pias | Published on Friday, October 7, 2022

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith have announced news of a special deluxe box set release of The Perfect Vision, the triptych of acclaimed albums that encompasses The Peyote Dance, Mummer Love and Peradam. The box set, which includes a remix album featuring contributions from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Brian Eno, Jim Jarmusch, Laraaji and more, will be released November 25th via Bella Union and is available to preorder here. To celebrate the announcement, Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith have shared Jim Jarmusch’s striking reimagining of “Eternity”. Listen HERE

Between 2019 and 2021, Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith collaborated on the creation of The Perfect Vision: a triptych of albums which took their inspiration from the writings of three emblematic French poets: Antonin Artaud, Arthur Rimbaud and René Daumal. Central to the work was the poets’ necessity to travel to different lands to acquire a new vision and perspective on themselves and their art. Recorded in the Sierra Tarahumara of Mexico (The Peyote Dance), the Abyssinian valley of Ethiopia (Mummer Love), and the Himalayan Summit of India (Peradam) respectively, each album retraces the poets’ footsteps, channeled through on-location recorded soundscapes, in search of hidden, earthy sounds that hold embedded existence, with Patti Smith revisiting the poets’ words that have been inspired by the landscapes. The result is a sound and visual montage that traverses the works of Rimbaud, Artaud and Daumal in their voyage to elsewhere.

 1. Peradam (Brian Eno remix)

2. Song Of The Highest Tower (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith rework)

3. Ivry (Laraaji rework)

4. Bad Blood (Lotic rework)

5. Indian Culture (Lucrecia Dalt remix)

7. Song Of The Highest Tower (AtomTM remix)

7. Eternity (Jim Jarmusch rework)