News from Babel

News from Babel were an English avant/art-pop band that released two albums and a standalone one-sided single on Rē between 1984 and 1986. The band was essentially a follow-through to Henry Cow-spinoff the Art Bears with Lindsay Cooper in lieu of Fred Frith.

Members: Chris Cutler (drums, electronics, percussion, marimba), Dagmar Krause (vocals), Zeena Parkins (harp, electric harp, [prepared] harp, accordion), Lindsay Cooper (keyboards, piano, bassoon, alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone, horns, marimba)


  • Work Resumed on the Tower (1984)
  • “Contraries” (1984)
  • Letters Home (1986)

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