Anonymous Club is Danny Cohen's candid documentary about the personal travails and hard-fought triumphs of Courtney Barnett, as she rose through the ranks of indie rock during the last decade. A cautiously redemptive portrait, any happy ending reflects the possibilities of fulfillment and stability, not the things themselves. In May 2021, months before the film's release, Courtney Barnett and collaborator Stella Mozgawa rendezvoused with Cohen in Melbourne to shape a score that fit that premise-nothing too obvious or instructive, to tell the audience how they should feel. Barnett found she liked listening to what the duo had made, existing within it's reflective gaze. She began sorting through those little instrumentals like amoebic puzzle pieces, figuring out how they fit into a full picture. The result is a seamless series of 17 instrumental improvisations called End of the Day: Music from the Film 'Anonymous Club', soundtrack reimagined as impressionistic sound-art collage. Like Barnett's rock songs, they wordlessly ask hard questions of our softest parts, wondering what it is we really find there. 1. Start Somewhere 2. Life Balance 3. First Slow 4. A to B 5. (Electricity) 6. Two Circles Reflecting 7. End Of The Day 8. Floating Down 9. Spring Ascends 10. Intro 11. B to C 12. Like Water 13. Gold Room 14. Sun Through 15. River 16. Get On With It 17. Eternity Repeat
Following the runaway success of her EP collection, 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas', Courtney Barnett returns with her debut album. Recorded in the Autumn of 2014 in an intense 10 day session at Head Gap studios in Melbourne, the album finally brings Barnett's incisive vision into stark, unflinching focus; her wit sharpened to a knife edge, her melodies more infectious and addictive than ever. 'Sometimes I Just Sit and Think, and Sometimes I just Sit' cements Barnett's standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock. Mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment over a beguiling collection of songs that reveals her as an ambitious songwriter with an ear for clever turns of phrase and an eye for story-song details that are literate without being pretentious. Depressing rentals and dead foxes, go-nowhere relationships and dead end suburbs, even her own fears, doubts and insecurities - nothing escapes Barnett's caustic sense of humour. If 'The Double EP' announced the arrival of a major new talent, 'Sometimes' consolidates that promise and marks Courtney Barnett as one of the best and most unique voices around, period.
1 Elevator Operator
2 Pedestrian at Best
3 An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in Ny)
4 Small Poppies
6 Aqua Profunda!
7 Dead Fox
8 Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party