«Ultraviolence» sounds like a memoir by Elizabeth Grant, whether it is an aging actress provincial cinema country erased from the memory of generations. «Ultraviolence» – playing with images and hashtag inspired spots of light and shadows from the trees in the California sand filter and processed in the chamber T1 VSCOcam
The album, which recorded Elizabeth Grant, is able to enter into a deep depression every one starts to listen to him at dawn. By noon this dopet each bottle of bourbon in the evening he had run out of the cigarette to sunset – patience. Therefore Elizabeth from time to time still a good actress, though to “Emmy” her far, and the roles she was not very lucky: scenes of violence, jealousy, boredom scene. And always she was waiting for someone, somewhere is trying to run and someone dozvatsya, and she always not good enough … Why is it so?
From the first notes of the song «Cruel World», echoing ” The Wall “Pink Floyd, the listener begins to sink into the world created by the singer Lana Del Rey (or in the world, made it out of this experience really survivor Elizabeth Grant?). Red dress, suburb, bible on the bedside table – all cinematic elements that add up to a harmless picture. In only harmless until the frazochka «I like my candy» begins to cause you dizzy. Track 6 minutes – and the music is already acted, pastoral static images already killed up in the spirit of the films “new wave”. Here behind the veil begins to show through the alarm standards: nothing changes, then put on a dress, then removed, Bible open, read, again put on the table, and the window is the same barren semi-desert, as in “Professions – reporter” by Michelangelo Antonioni.
How many times must repeat this cycle antidepressant rapid speeds to death freed forever sad heroine of despair? She longs for her splashed from a shallow dish “bare life”, she begins to desire suffering. She longs for death, calling her, and death comes in the guise of … passionate bohemian youth or aging lothario on “Chevrolet” convertible. With a gun that replaces him a Bible, with roses, drugs and debauchery cold.
Naturally, that after you hear «Shades of Cool». Beginning like Skyfall, song immerses you into melancholy, suggesting that blue devil always came after that devil, that white robe … It turns out that just misses Lovelace devil generally quite vulgar type, though romance and tried to make out a tragic hero. And this couple – Mephistopheles and Faustina – decide that together miss fun and they go to the grave. And then you together with the heroine and her companion to go further into the world of Anthony Burgess, adjusted for personality, he shall wander in the wilderness until the perfect moment does not stop the heart of “Faust in a skirt.”
More logical to go «Brooklyn Baby», from which even Allen Ginsberg would clapped his hands, but it was going to take part Lou Reed. Everything sings in this song Del Rey is not about 70 as such. «I’m talking about my generation, Talking about that newer nation». What kind of nation, of what generation? Lana invents, even poetic language, the situation in which she would like to be, situations, idealized American culture, be it music, literature or cinema. Situation and vote in them, but does not have the Lana. The person does not feel 28 years of pop diva.You hear a great voice, soft reverberating beats and surf-rock guitar from track to track, but if they are deprived of oxygen.Lana Del Rey in this respect the creation of a unique media heavy, the screen for the projection of male desire, not having his own face, but who has found his voice – the voice of Lana Del Rey. Clear voice in the void, nothing Vocalise.
«Ultraviolence» Del Rey – violence towards themselves. Exactly about the incident when weapons in the hands of the heroine is directed by her hand. Blow by blow, and that the pain gradually ceases to be felt, but the entertainment is now cruelty to others.Specifically, since the days of «Born to Die» Lana aesthetically gone from Nabokov’s Lolita to berdzhessovskogo Alex, although it already looks at Eyes Wide Shut Alice Harford. Delusion is almost gone, there was one overarching illusion – the hope and love-death. However, the track «Old Money», another nod to Shakespeare Burgess: perepevka famous theme by Nino Rotad of “Romeo and Juliet” – naturally, without the romantic snot – this casts doubt on the possibility.
In «Ultraviolence» definitely overkill with images and brute force with a good sound, otherwise the record would not be so difficult.Yet it is easier to first albums in which violence in a variety of colorful images meets some resistance, albeit passive. Now Lana Del Rey and her new producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, engaged in sophisticated musical sadism, but in a very unusual way – it’s a movie about sadism, which you, as the notorious Alex from “A Clockwork Orange”, forced to watch as he re- does not learn to suffer and thus should heal … What happens to him in reality, everyone knows (although the book ends quite differently). But what will happen in the future with Lana Del Rey would love to learn, and it – intrigue. It remains to wait for the next album.