Legendary English goth rock group Bauhaus has released a new song. Drink The New Wine is their first new composition after 14 years. The band released the official statement about the recording process that you can read below.
Recorded during lockdown with the four members sharing audio files, the band used the Surrealist’s “Exquisite Corpse” device: each artist adds to the piece without hearing what the others have done. Kevin provided a prerecorded beat, and the four musicians each had one minute/eight tracks at their disposal plus a shared sixty seconds/four tracks for a composite at the end. None of them heard what the others had recorded until the tracks were put together.
“Drink the New Wine” refers to the very first “Exquisite Corpse” drawing rendered by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert, and Yves Tanguy which included the sentence “The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.”