An archival collection of recordings by musician, painter, actor and director John Lurie and his 1990’s trio with percussionists Billy Martin and G. Calvin Weston has just been announced. Comprising seven previously unreleased live and out-of-print studio recordings. the upcoming compilation entitled The Invention of Animals will be released on January 21st via Billy Martin’s Amulet Records.
“The three of us got together to try and write stuff for my band The Lounge Lizards, but what happened between Billy, Calvin and I was magical. After about a year of playing live it really came together,” said John Lurie. “There is something so unique and beautiful about this music. I don’t think there is anything else like it.”
The spellbinding opening track ‘Flutter’ serves as The Invention of Animals‘s first enticing taste. Listen to it below.