Mike Lindsay Enlists Anna B Savage on New Song ‘table’

    Mike Lindsay has released ‘table’, the second collaboration with Anna B Savage that appears on his upcoming album supershapes volume 1. The first, ‘lie down’, accompanied the album’s announcement in February, and Lindsay shared ‘kachumber’ last month. Check out a video for ‘table’, created by Lindsay’s close collaborator Ben Edwards (aka Benge), below.

    Discussing the collaboration, Savage said:

    I asked Mike to send me a big email with his current preoccupations and niggling thoughts. He sent back a tome, with a section about panpsychism. Panpsychism is (to put it horribly simply, forgive me) the idea that every object in the world has a consciousness of some sort, no matter how ‘unimaginably simple’ that consciousness might be. Mike had been thinking about this phenomenon particularly in relation to a dining table he bought second hand. He said it was one hundred and twenty two years old, “so for 122 years people have sat around… and shared stories, or experiences with each other”. Obviously this is a fantastically evocative thought, so when I came in to record I ran with that, imagining a series of vignettes around the table. Hopefully evoking the real beauty in the mundanity of a life around an object. And then at the end, the table is afforded a more specific consciousness: “what does the table think of you?”

    Working with Mike on his supershapes project will forever be one of my favourite endeavours. Any excuse to work with him more was gonna be leapt on by me, and in particular to think he wanted me to work on something is just too much for my little heart to handle. We had (and have) so much fun. What more could you want.

    Of the song’s video, Lindsay added: “There’s something brilliantly bizarre about Benge’s video for table. It first captures the nostalgia of all the table scenarios that Anna is singing about with wonderful found footage, but then suddenly, alongside the cacophony of Robert’s sax clusters, we are smashed with the pure joy of VHS digi colour tables flying at us from every angle.. sizzling with potent sorcery !! Totally tabletastic!”

    supershapes volume 1 comes out June 14 via Moshi Moshi Records.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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